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Research Article

Phenotypic and Functional Characterization of Human Memory T Cell Responses to Burkholderia pseudomallei

  • Patcharaporn Tippayawat,

    Affiliation: The Centre for Research & Development of Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Wipawee Saenwongsa,

    Affiliation: The Centre for Research & Development of Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Jirawan Mahawantung,

    Affiliation: The Centre for Research & Development of Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Duangchan Suwannasaen,

    Affiliation: The Centre for Research & Development of Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Ploenchan Chetchotisakd,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Direk Limmathurotsakul,

    Affiliation: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Sharon J. Peacock,

    Affiliation: Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Philip L. Felgner,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America

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  • Helen S. Atkins,

    Affiliation: Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, United Kingdom

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  • Richard W. Titball,

    Affiliation: School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom

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  • Gregory J. Bancroft,

    Affiliation: Immunology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai mail

    ganja_le@kku.ac.th

    Affiliation: The Centre for Research & Development of Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Published: April 07, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000407

About the Authors

Patcharaporn Tippayawat, Wipawee Saenwongsa, Jirawan Mahawantung, Duangchan Suwannasaen, Ganjana Lertmemongkolchai
The Centre for Research & Development of Medical Diagnostic Laboratories, Faculty of Associated Medical Sciences, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Ploenchan Chetchotisakd
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Direk Limmathurotsakul, Sharon J. Peacock
Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Philip L. Felgner
Department of Medicine/Division of Infectious Diseases, University of California Irvine, Irvine, California, United States of America
Helen S. Atkins
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Porton Down, United Kingdom
Richard W. Titball
School of Biosciences, University of Exeter, Exeter, United Kingdom
Gregory J. Bancroft
Immunology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: ganja_le@kku.ac.th

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PLF RWT GJB GL. Performed the experiments: PT WS JM DS. Analyzed the data: PT WS JM DS GJB GL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PC DL SJP PLF HSA RWT GL. Wrote the paper: PT GJB GL.