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Ivation is greatly enhanced. When they added purified NS1 protein to normal or convalescent sera they found synonymous results with NS1 activating complement and complement activation being synergized by anti-dengue antibodies. While NS1 could clearly activate complement in the fluid phase it was unable activate complement when stably expressed on the surface of cells. However, when patient sample
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Egins with dengue infection of dendritic cells that, in turn, promiscuously activates T cells. T cells during a dengue infection have prolific and cross reactive effector functions in addition to producing copious amounts of cytokines that feature prominently in cases of DHF/DSS. A second component in immune enhancement is Antibody Dependant Enhancement (ADE). Heterologus non-neutralizing antibodi
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Ntegrin) (CD209) on dendritic cells [17-19]. Dendritic cells are considered crucial to fighting viral infections because of their ability to acquire and display viral antigens that would otherwisePage 2 of(page number not for citation purposes)Virology Journal 2009, 6:http://www.virologyj.com/content/6/1/evade the immune system. Dendritic cells affect the dengue virus in two ways. Immature dendrit
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Ells can increase viral RNA production by over 100-fold making dendritic cells potent components in dengue pathogenesis[20]. Infected dendritic cells also contribute to vascular leak through the production of matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs). MMP-2, MMP-13, and MMP-9 were all dramatically increased in immature dendritic cells infected with DENV2. As a result cell-cell adhesion in cells co-cultured
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N, however, when cells were exposed to heterologus antigens they produced significantly higher amounts of TNF in relation to IFN[41]. During primary infections in mice, dengue specific CD4+ cells were low; however, in all four viral serotypes of a secondary infection there is a marked increase CD4+ response. Not only did CD4+ cells increase IFN production, but they increased CD8+ effector cell act
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Ntegrin) (CD209) on dendritic cells [17-19]. Dendritic cells are considered crucial to fighting viral infections because of their ability to acquire and display viral antigens that would otherwisePage 2 of(page number not for citation purposes)Virology Journal 2009, 6:http://www.virologyj.com/content/6/1/evade the immune system. Dendritic cells affect the dengue virus in two ways. Immature dendrit
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Egins with dengue infection of dendritic cells that, in turn, promiscuously activates T cells. T cells during a dengue infection have prolific and cross reactive effector functions in addition to producing copious amounts of cytokines that feature prominently in cases of DHF/DSS. A second component in immune enhancement is Antibody Dependant Enhancement (ADE). Heterologus non-neutralizing antibodi

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