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    Relevance of inflammasome in Salmonella infection

    In vivo investigation of Salmonella Typhimurium infection in the mouse suggests a limited role for adapter protein ASC and cytosolic receptor NLRP3 despite the role attributed to the inflammasome in the host defense against bacteria.

    BMC Immunology 2014, 15:30
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    Regulation of tissue resident human mast cells by interferon-γ

    Interferon-γ provides both inhibitory signals to block extensive proliferation and activating signals decreasing apoptosis as well as enhancing FcγRI expression and activation in human intestinal mast cells.

    BMC Immunology 2014, 15:27
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    Antibody levels in intravenous immunoglobulin therapy

    A prospective study suggests considerable variation in antibody levels to tetanus, diphtheria, varicella and measles measured in different batches of intravenous immunoglobulin from the same brand.

    BMC Immunology 2014, 15:26
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    Immunobiotic immune-health promotion in pigs

    In vitro and in vivo data suggests that the use of immunobiotic strains like LjTL2937 as supplemental additives in piglet feedings may be an effective strategy to maintain and improve intestinal homeostasis.

    BMC Immunology 2014, 15:24
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    Cytokine levels and antibody response in ascariasis

    Cytokine B-Cell Activating Factor may play a role in the strength of the antibody response to Ascaris lumbricoides as suggested by an inverse correlation of soluble BAFF with IgE.

    BMC Immunology 2014, 15:22
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