• The functional response of B cells to antigenic stimulation : a preliminary report of latent tuberculosis 

      Du Plessis, Willem J.; Kleynhans, Leanie; Du Plessis, Nelita; Stanley, Kim; Malherbe, Stephanus T.; Maasdorp, Elizna; Ronacher, Katharina; Chegou, Novel N.; Walzl, Gerhard; Loxton, Andre G. (Public Library of Science, 2016-04)
      Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) remains a successful pathogen, causing tuberculosis disease numbers to constantly increase. Although great progress has been made in delineating the disease, the host-pathogen interaction ...
    • The influence of mycobacterium tuberculosis on B cells during disease and treatment response 

      Du Plessis, Willem Jacques (Stellenbosch : Stellenbosch University, 2016-03)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT : The therapeutic depletion therapy of B cells in humans have led to the discovery that B cells have the potential to function within immunity in a non-humoral fashion. Although this attribute wasn’t ...
    • Successful TB treatment induces B-cells expressing FASL and IL5RA mRNA 

      Van Rensburg, Ilana C.; Wagman, Chandre; Stanley, Kim; Beltran, Caroline; Ronacher, Katharina; Walzl, Gerhard; Loxton, Andre G. (Impact Journals, 2016-09)
      ENGLISH ABSTRACT: Activated B-cells increase T-cell behaviour during autoimmune disease and other infections by means of cytokine production and antigen-presentation. Functional studies in experimental autoimmune ...