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Research Article

Decreased Prevalence of Lymphatic Filariasis among Diabetic Subjects Associated with a Diminished Pro-Inflammatory Cytokine Response (CURES 83)

  • Vivekanandhan Aravindhan mail,

    cvaravindhan@yahoo.co.uk

    Affiliation: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India

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  • Viswanathan Mohan,

    Affiliations: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India, Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties Centre, Chennai, India

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  • Jayagopi Surendar,

    Affiliation: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India

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  • Maradana Muralidhara Rao,

    Affiliation: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India

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  • Nathella Pavankumar,

    Affiliation: National Institutes of Health-International Center for Excellence in Research, Chennai, India

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  • Mohan Deepa,

    Affiliation: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India

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  • Ramanujam Rajagopalan,

    Affiliation: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India

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  • Vasanthapuram Kumaraswami,

    Affiliation: Tuberculosis Research Center, Chennai, India

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  • Thomas B. Nutman,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Subash Babu

    Affiliations: National Institutes of Health-International Center for Excellence in Research, Chennai, India, SAIC-Frederick, Inc., NCI-Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: June 15, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000707

About the Authors

Vivekanandhan Aravindhan, Viswanathan Mohan, Jayagopi Surendar, Maradana Muralidhara Rao, Mohan Deepa, Ramanujam Rajagopalan
Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai, India
Viswanathan Mohan
Dr. Mohan's Diabetes Specialties Centre, Chennai, India
Nathella Pavankumar, Subash Babu
National Institutes of Health-International Center for Excellence in Research, Chennai, India
Vasanthapuram Kumaraswami
Tuberculosis Research Center, Chennai, India
Thomas B. Nutman
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Subash Babu
SAIC-Frederick, Inc., NCI-Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: cvaravindhan@yahoo.co.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VA VM SB. Performed the experiments: VA JS MMR NP. Analyzed the data: VA VM SB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MD RR VK TBN SB. Wrote the paper: VA.