Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, June 18th, 2002
Ram Pyare Singh and colleagues at the International Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology and Safdarjung Hospital in New Delhi, and Hyogo College of Medicine in Nishinomiya evaluated interleukin (IL)-18 activity after infection with Plasmodium parasites
IL-18 augments the production of other inflammatory cytokines to help stave off blood-stage malaria infection, Singh and coauthors found.
The researchers used a murine model to assess the role of IL-18 and...
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