• Pneumolysin as a vaccine and drug target in the prevention and treatment of invasive pneumococcal disease
    Riana Cockeran1, Ronald Anderson1 and Charles Feldman2 (1 Medical Research Council Unit for Inflammation and Immunity, Department of Immunology, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Pretoria and Tshwane Academic Division of the National Health Laboratory Service, Pretoria, South Africa 2 Division of Pulmonology, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa)
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  • Phagocyte NADPH oxidase: a multicomponent enzyme essential for host defenses
    Jamel El-Benna, Pham My-Chan Dang, Marie-Anne Gougerot-Pocidalo and Carole Elbim Unité Inserm U479, Centre Hospitalo-Universitaire Xavier Bichat, Paris, France
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  • Systemic lupus erythematosus – recent clues from congenic strains
    Tamika Henry and Chandra Mohan Department of Rheumatology and the Center for Immunology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, TX, USA
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  • The biology and pathology of hypoxia-ischemia: an update
    Andrew N. Clarkson, Brad A. Sutherland and Ian Appleton Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
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  • New biodefense strategies by neutrophils
    Fumio Ishikawa1 and Shuichi Miyazaki2 (1Department of Immunology, Toho University School of Medicine, Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan 2Department of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, Toho University School of Medicine, Omori-nishi, Ota-ku, Tokyo, Japan)
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  • Cellular responses to attaching and effacing bacteria: activation and implication of the innate immune system
    Alain P. Gobert1, Keith T. Wilson2 and Christine Martin1 (1Unité de Microbiologie, Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique, Centre de Theix, 63122 Saint-Genés-Champanelle, France 2Department of Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland School of Medicine, and Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA)
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  • Innate immunity: cells, receptors, and signaling pathways
    Zofia Błach-Olszewska Institute of Immunology and Experimental Therapy, Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław, Poland
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Original Articles

  • Evaluation of interleukin-1 and -6 in the etiopathogenesis of idiopathic osteoporosis and osteopenia in children
    Agnieszka Rusińska and Danuta Chlebna-Sokół Department of Pediatric Propedeutics and Metabolic Bone Diseases, Institute of Pediatrics, Medical University of Łódź, Poland
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  • Expressions of selected adhesion molecules on peripheral blood leukocytes in patients with aggressive periodontitis
    Malgorzata Pietruska1 , Janusz Żak2 , Jan Pietruski3 and Jolanta Wysocka2 (1 Department of Conservative Dentistry, Medical Academy, Białystok, Poland 2 Department of Pediatric Laboratory Diagnostics, Medical Academy, Białystok, Poland 3 Private Practice, Białystok, Poland)
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  • Effect of cardiopulmonary bypass on neutrophil activity in pediatric open-heart surgery
    Jarosław Paśnik1 , Krzysztof Siniewicz1 , Jadwiga Anna Moll2 , Jacek Moll3 , Zbigniew Baj4 , Andrzej Sysa2 and Krzysztof Zeman1 (1 Department of Pediatrics and Preventive Cardiology and Immunology in Childhood, Medical University, Łódź, Poland 2 Department of Cardiology, Institute of the Polish Mother’s Health Center, Łódź, Poland 3 Department of Cardiac Surgery, Institute of the Polish Mother’s Health Center, Łódź, Poland 4 Department of Pathophysiology and Clinical Immunology, Medical University, ŁódĽ, Poland)
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