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Analysis of the migratory capacity of dendritic cells in chromoblastomycosis experimental

Grant number: 10/03615-8
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2010
Effective date (End): March 31, 2012
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Immunology - Cellular Immunology
Principal Investigator:Sandro Rogerio de Almeida
Grantee:Telma Fátima Emidio Kimura
Host Institution: Faculdade de Ciências Farmacêuticas (FCF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil


The chromoblastomycosis is a subcutaneous mycosis, with high morbidity and refractory to many different treatments, the fungus Fonsecaea pedrosoi considered the biggest agent of this mycosis, characterizing a chronic, suppurative granulomatous generally confined to the skin and subcutaneous tissue, distributed worldwide. So far there are few papers that include the host-parasite relationship in this mycosis. Some studies have focused on fungus-host interaction and the findings point to a predominantly cellular immune response, with activation of macrophages involved in phagocytosis of the fungus. Dendritic cells are specialized cells in antigen presentation to naive T lymphocytes and induce primary immune responses. It is known that in several models of infectious diseases dendritic cells have been studied for its ability to serve as a vaccine adjuvant and mediating protection against bacteria, viruses, parasites or fungal pathogens (MOLL; BERBERICH, 2001). Whereas the events in this fungal pathogen are still not entirely clear, we assess the phenotype of dendritic cells, as well as assess the potential migration of these cells to lymphoid organs in order to examine the maturation and expression of co-stimulatory molecules and MHC-II in these cells.

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KIMURA, Telma Fátima Emidio. Analysis of the migratory ability of dendritic cells in experimental chromoblastomycosis. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Conjunto das Químicas (IQ e FCF) (CQ/DBDCQ) São Paulo.

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