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Effect of nutrient deficiencies on in vitro Th1 and Th2 cytokine response of peripheral blood mononuclear cells to Plasmodium falciparum infection
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- Published: 20 October 2010
- Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cell
- Plasmodium Falciparum
- Zinc Deficiency
The pathological sequels of malaria potentially depend more on the balance between type I and type II cytokine responses than on absolute suppression of these cytokines and this balance may be influenced by a combination of micronutrient deficiencies and malaria status.
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