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Type I interferons (IFNs) produced primarily by plasmacytoid dendritic cells (pDCs) as part of the innate immune response to infectious agents induce the maturation of myeloid DCs and enhance antigen presentation. Type I IFNs also enhance apoptosis of virus-infected cells, stimulate cross priming...
The rapid spread of avian influenza (H5N1) and its transmission to humans has raised the possibility of an imminent pandemic and concerns over the ability of standard influenza vaccine production methods to supply sufficient amounts of an effective vaccine. We report here on a robust and flexible...
The enzymatic activity of Paracoccus denitrificans cytochrome c oxidase (COX) and Escherichia coli cytochrome b o ubiquinol oxidase (QOX) was determined in the presence of formamide, N , N -dimethyl formamide and N , N -dimethyl acetamide. Formamide was found to inhibit the enzyme activity of the...