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Research Article

Phenotypic Characterization of Peripheral T Cells and Their Dynamics in Scrub Typhus Patients

  • Bon-A Cho,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Department of Anatomy, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Institute of Endemic Disease, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Youngho Ko,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Yeon-Sook Kim,

    Affiliation: Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea

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  • Sanguk Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Life Science and School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Kyungbuk, Republic of Korea

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  • Myung-Sik Choi,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Ik-Sang Kim,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Hang-Rae Kim mail,

    chonh@snu.ac.kr (NHC); hangrae2@snu.ac.kr (HRK)

    Affiliation: Department of Anatomy, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Nam-Hyuk Cho mail

    chonh@snu.ac.kr (NHC); hangrae2@snu.ac.kr (HRK)

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Institute of Endemic Disease, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea, Bundang Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea

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  • Published: August 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001789

About the Authors

Bon-A Cho, Youngho Ko, Myung-Sik Choi, Ik-Sang Kim, Nam-Hyuk Cho
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Bon-A Cho, Hang-Rae Kim
Department of Anatomy, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Bon-A Cho, Nam-Hyuk Cho
Institute of Endemic Disease, Seoul National University Medical Research Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Yeon-Sook Kim
Divisions of Infectious Diseases, Chungnam National University Hospital, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
Sanguk Kim
Department of Life Science and School of Interdisciplinary Bioscience and Bioengineering, Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Kyungbuk, Republic of Korea
Nam-Hyuk Cho
Bundang Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: BAC YSK HRK NHC. Performed the experiments: BAC YK YSK HRK. Analyzed the data: BAC SK MSC ISK HRK NHC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK HRK. Wrote the paper: BAC HRK NHC.