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BALB/c Mice Infected with Antimony Treatment Refractory Isolate of Leishmania braziliensis Present Severe Lesions due to IL-4 Production

  • Diego L. Costa,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

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  • Vanessa Carregaro,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

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  • Djalma S. Lima-Júnior,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

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  • Neide M. Silva,

    Affiliation: Biomedical Sciences Institute, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil

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  • Cristiane M. Milanezi,

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

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  • Cristina R. Cardoso,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil

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  • Ângela Giudice,

    Affiliation: Immunology Service, Professor Edgar Santos Universitary Hospital, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

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  • Amélia R. de Jesus,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine and Pathology, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracajú, Brazil

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  • Edgar M. Carvalho,

    Affiliation: Immunology Service, Professor Edgar Santos Universitary Hospital, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil

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  • Roque P. Almeida,

    Affiliation: Department of Internal Medicine and Pathology, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracajú, Brazil

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  • João S. Silva mail

    jsdsilva@fmrp.usp.br

    Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil

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  • Published: March 01, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000965

About the Authors

Diego L. Costa, Vanessa Carregaro, Djalma S. Lima-Júnior, Cristiane M. Milanezi, João S. Silva
Department of Biochemistry and Immunology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, Brazil
Neide M. Silva
Biomedical Sciences Institute, Federal University of Uberlândia, Uberlândia, Brazil
Cristina R. Cardoso
Department of Biological Sciences, Federal University of Triângulo Mineiro, Uberaba, Brazil
Ângela Giudice, Edgar M. Carvalho
Immunology Service, Professor Edgar Santos Universitary Hospital, Federal University of Bahia, Salvador, Brazil
Amélia R. de Jesus, Roque P. Almeida
Department of Internal Medicine and Pathology, Federal University of Sergipe, Aracajú, 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: DLC VC DSLJ NMS CRC ARdJ EMC RPA JSS. Performed the experiments: DLC VC DSLJ CMM CRC AG. Analyzed the data: DLC VC DSLJ CRC ARdJ EMC RPA JSS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DLC ARdJ EMC RPA JSS. Wrote the paper: DLC JSS.