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Research Article

Human Neutrophil Peptide-1 (HNP-1): A New Anti-Leishmanial Drug Candidate

  • Sara Dabirian,

    Affiliation: Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Laboratory, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Yasaman Taslimi,

    Affiliation: Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Laboratory, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Farnaz Zahedifard,

    Affiliation: Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Laboratory, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Elham Gholami,

    Affiliation: Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Laboratory, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Fatemeh Doustdari,

    Affiliation: Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Laboratory, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Mahdieh Motamedirad,

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

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  • Shohreh Khatami,

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

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  • Kayhan Azadmanesh,

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

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  • Susanne Nylen,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Sima Rafati mail

    s_rafati@yahoo.com, sima-rafatisy@pasteur.ac.ir

    Affiliation: Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Laboratory, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran

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  • Published: October 17, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002491

About the Authors

Sara Dabirian, Yasaman Taslimi, Farnaz Zahedifard, Elham Gholami, Fatemeh Doustdari, Sima Rafati
Molecular Immunology and Vaccine Research Laboratory, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Mahdieh Motamedirad, Kayhan Azadmanesh
Virology Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Shohreh Khatami
Biochemistry Department, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran
Susanne Nylen
Department of Microbiology Tumor and Cell Biology (MTC), Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SR. Performed the experiments: SD YT FZ EG FD MM. Analyzed the data: SD SK KA SN SR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SK KA SN SR. Wrote the paper: SD SN SR.