Tag: innate immune response

Host Immune Responses to Arthritogenic Alphavirus Infection, with Emphasis on Type I IFN Responses

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal.  Arthritogenic alphaviruses, such as Ross River virus, chikungunya virus and O’nyong-nyong virus, cause endemic disease globally and are a major public health concern. The hallmarks of arthritogenic alphavirus disease are debilitating pain, and potentially chronic inflammation of the muscles, thus influencing quality of life. The type I […]

Identification of N-formylated Peptides with Neutrophilic Chemotactic Activity in Mycobacterium tuberculosis

Announcing a new article publication for Zoonoses journal. Neutrophil infiltration of the lungs is associated with granuloma formation and the severity of tuberculosis infection. Although several cytokines and chemokines are known to contribute to lung neutrophil infiltration, the neutrophilic chemotactic factors of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) remain unexplored. The authors of this paper performed Transwell based chemotactic assays […]