Journal of
Infectious Diseases and Immunity

  • Abbreviation: J. Infect. Dis. Immun.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2375
  • DOI: 10.5897/JIDI
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 94

Table of Content: January 2011; 3(1)

January 2011

Prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of laboratory animals at Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI), Addis Ababa

A study on prevalence of gastrointestinal parasites of laboratory animals was conducted from November 2009 to March 2010 at the Ethiopian Health and Nutrition Research Institute (EHNRI), Addis Ababa. For this study, faecal samples were collected from a total of 210 laboratory animals which include 140 mice (Swiss albino), 56 rats (Wistar) and 14 guinea pigs (Cavia porcellus). The collected faecal samples were...

Author(s): Tadesse Gudissa, Hailu Mazengia, S. Alemu and Haileleul Nigussie

January 2011

siRNA-mediated silencing of translationally controlled tumor protein induces apoptosis and inhibits cell growth

Translationally controlled tumor protein (TCTP) is an evolutionally highly conserved protein which has been implicated in many cellular functions that are related to cell growth, death and tumorigenesis. We used a DNA vector-based RNA interference approach by expressing shRNA to knockdown TCTP in MCF7 cells for evaluating its antitumor effect and its molecular mechanism. TCTP shRNA treatment MCF7 cells...

Author(s): Zeng-Chun Ma, Qian Hong, Yu-Guang Wang, Hong-Ling Tan, Cheng-Rong Xiao, Qian-De Liang, Bei-bei Lu and Yue Gao

January 2011

Direct antiglobulin test (Coombs’) positive autoimmune hemolytic anemia induced by Epstein-Barr virus infectious mononucleosis in two children

Primary Epstein-Barr virus infection in children is usually asymptomatic, but some children or young adults manifest infectious mononucleosis with typical symptoms of fever, pharyngitis, lymphadenopathy, hepatosplenomegaly and a typical lymphocytosis. The infection caused by Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV) can be followed by immunological complications. One of these is autoimmune hemolytic anemia (AIHA) that it is rare but...

Author(s): Mehmet Akin, Özlem Åžahin, Kazim KüçüktaÅŸci, Burçin  Kaya, Ersin Gozkeser, Murat ÇaÄŸlar and Firat ErdoÄŸan