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Zinc/copper imbalance reflects immune dysfunction in human leishmaniasis: an ex vivo and in vitro study

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2004
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Title
Zinc/copper imbalance reflects immune dysfunction in human leishmaniasis: an ex vivo and in vitro study
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BMC Infectious Diseases, November 2004
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-4-50
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Johan Van Weyenbergh, Gisélia Santana, Argemiro D'Oliveira, Anibal F Santos, Carlos H Costa, Edgar M Carvalho, Aldina Barral, Manoel Barral-Netto

Abstract

The process of elimination of intracellular pathogens, such as Leishmania, requires a Th1 type immune response, whereas a dominant Th2 response leads to exacerbated disease. Experimental human zinc deficiency decreases Th1 but not Th2 immune response. We investigated if zinc and copper levels differ in different clinical forms of leishmaniasis, and if these trace metals might be involved in the immune response towards the parasite.

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The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 36 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Indonesia 1 3%
France 1 3%
Mexico 1 3%
Morocco 1 3%
Unknown 32 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 10 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Student > Master 5 14%
Student > Bachelor 5 14%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Other 8 22%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 39%
Medicine and Dentistry 12 33%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 3%
Other 4 11%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 08 July 2010.
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#593,408
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Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#262
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#15,851
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#21
of 146 outputs
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