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Research Article

CD8+ T Cells as a Source of IFN-γ Production in Human Cutaneous Leishmaniasis

  • Mahmoud Nateghi Rostami,

    Affiliations: Medical Parasitology and Mycology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Faculty of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran

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  • Hossein Keshavarz,

    Affiliation: Medical Parasitology and Mycology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Rosita Edalat,

    Affiliation: Biotechnology Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Abdolfattah Sarrafnejad,

    Affiliation: Immunology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Tahereh Shahrestani,

    Affiliation: Immunology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Fereidoun Mahboudi,

    Affiliation: Immunology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Ali Khamesipour mail

    khamesipour_ali@yahoo.com

    Affiliation: Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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  • Published: October 12, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000845

About the Authors

Mahmoud Nateghi Rostami, Hossein Keshavarz
Medical Parasitology and Mycology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Mahmoud Nateghi Rostami
Faculty of Health, Qom University of Medical Sciences, Qom, Iran
Rosita Edalat
Biotechnology Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Abdolfattah Sarrafnejad, Tahereh Shahrestani, Fereidoun Mahboudi
Immunology Department, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Ali Khamesipour
Center for Research and Training in Skin Diseases and Leprosy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

Corresponding Author

Email: khamesipour_ali@yahoo.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MNR HK AK. Performed the experiments: MNR RE TS. Analyzed the data: MNR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MNR AS FM. Wrote the paper: MNR AK.