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Attenuation of Toll-Like Receptor Expression and Function in Latent Tuberculosis by Coexistent Filarial Infection with Restoration Following Antifilarial Chemotherapy

  • Subash Babu mail,

    sbabu@mail.nih.gov

    Affiliations: National Institutes of Health—International Center for Excellence in Research, Chennai, India, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)-Frederick, National Cancer Institute (NCI)–Frederick, Frederick, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Sajid Q. Bhat,

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

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  • N. Pavan Kumar,

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

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  • R. Anuradha,

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

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  • Paul Kumaran,

    Affiliation: Tuberculosis Research Center, Chennai, India

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  • P. G. Gopi,

    Affiliation: Tuberculosis Research Center, Chennai, India

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  • C. Kolappan,

    Affiliation: Tuberculosis Research Center, Chennai, India

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  • V. 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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  • Published: July 28, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000489

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