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The eosinophil cationic protein (ECP) is a cytotoxic protein mainly secreted by eosinophils granulocytes and plays a role in host defense against parasitic infections. Infection with Necator americanus (hookworm) is traditionally diagnosed by the Kato-Katz method which is inherently tedious, subjective and known to underestimate infection intensity. This study aimed to assess levels of serum ECP in relation to hookworm infection intensity.
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: To demonstrate the tear IgE (measured/exuded) ratio (R) as a useful biological marker of ocular allergy in order to distinguish severe from less severe inflammatory status. : Tear samples and sera f...
: Eosinophil-derived neurotoxin (EDN) is associated with recurrent wheezing episodes after bronchiolitis, childhood asthma, and allergic rhinitis. We investigated if there is a measurable difference b...
Vagal bronchopulmonary C-fiber sensory nerves play an important role in the manifestation of airway hypersensitivity, a common and prominent pathophysiological feature of airway inflammatory diseases....
Observational study on Swedish plaque psoriasis patients receiving narrowband-UVB treatment show decreased S100A8/A9 protein and gene expression levels in lesional psoriasis skin but no effect on S100A8/A9 protein levels in serum.
S100A8 and S100A9 proteins are highly upregulated in patients with psoriasis and have been proposed as potential biomarkers for psoriasis. The present study was designed to analyze the effect of narro...
The complement system is a critical part of teleost immune defences, with complement component C4 forming part of the classical and lectin pathways. Cod C4-like protein was isolated from plasma, speci...
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a type of obstructive lung disease characterized by long-term breathing problems and poor airflow. It is changed to acute exacerbation of Chronic o...
Na-ASP-2 is a protein expressed during the larval stage of the N. americanus hookworm life cycle. Vaccination with recombinant ASP-2 has protected dogs and hamsters from infection in chal...
This study investigates the differences of Eosinophil Cationic Protein, Tumor Necrosis Factor-alpha and Anti-BP180-NC16A IgG levels of blister fluids in Bullous Pemphigoid patients which a...
This study evaluates the efficacy, safety and immunogenicity of different formulations of the Na-GST-1 hookworm vaccine using a controlled human hookworm infection model in healthy, hookwo...
Na-GST-1 is a protein expressed during the adult stage of the Necator americanus hookworm life cycle that is thought to play a role in the parasite's degradation of host hemoglobin for use...
One of several basic proteins released from EOSINOPHIL cytoplasmic granules. Eosinophil cationic protein is a 21-kDa cytotoxic peptide with a pI of 10.9. Although eosinophil cationic protein is considered a member of the RNAse A superfamily of proteins, it has only limited RNAse activity.
A 66-kDa peroxidase found in EOSINOPHIL granules. Eosinophil peroxidase is a cationic protein with a pI of 10.8 and is comprised of a heavy chain subunit and a light chain subunit. It possesses cytotoxic activity towards BACTERIA and other organisms, which is attributed to its peroxidase activity.
A 19-kDa cationic peptide found in EOSINOPHIL granules. Eosinophil-derived neurotoxin is a RIBONUCLEASE and may play a role as an endogenous antiviral agent.
One of several basic proteins released from EOSINOPHIL cytoplasmic granules. Eosinophil major basic protein is a 14-kDa cytotoxic peptide with a pI of 10.9. In addition to its direct cytotoxic effects, it stimulates the release of variety of INFLAMMATION MEDIATORS.
An inherited autosomal dominant trait characterized by abnormally elevated levels of total serum THYROXINE; (T4) in euthyroid patients with abnormal SERUM ALBUMIN that binds T4 with enhanced affinity. The serum levels of free T4, free T3, and TSH are normal. It is one of several T4 abnormalities produced by non-thyroid disorder. This condition is due to mutations of the ALB gene on CHROMOSOME 4.
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