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Research Article

IL-17 Produced during Trypanosoma cruzi Infection Plays a Central Role in Regulating Parasite-Induced Myocarditis

  • Paulo Marcos da Matta Guedes equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Paulo Marcos da Matta Guedes, Fredy R. S. Gutierrez

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and immunology, School of Medicine at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Fredy R. S. Gutierrez equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Paulo Marcos da Matta Guedes, Fredy R. S. Gutierrez

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and immunology, School of Medicine at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Flavia L. Maia,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and immunology, School of Medicine at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Cristiane M. Milanezi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and immunology, School of Medicine at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Grace K. Silva,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and immunology, School of Medicine at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Wander R. Pavanelli,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and immunology, School of Medicine at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • João S. Silva mail

    jsdsilva@fmrp.usp.br

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and immunology, School of Medicine at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

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  • Published: February 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000604

About the Authors

Paulo Marcos da Matta Guedes, Fredy R. S. Gutierrez, Flavia L. Maia, Cristiane M. Milanezi, Grace K. Silva, Wander R. Pavanelli, João S. Silva
Department of Biochemistry and immunology, School of Medicine at Ribeirão Preto, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo, Brazil

Corresponding Author

Email: jsdsilva@fmrp.usp.br

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PMdMG FRSG JSS. Performed the experiments: PMdMG FRSG FLM CMM GKS WRP. Analyzed the data: PMdMG FRSG FLM CMM GKS JSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PMdMG JSS. Wrote the paper: PMdMG FRSG JSS.