International Journal of Immunology

Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017

  • Immunodiagnostic Potential of an In-Vitro Interferon-Gamma Release Assay for Latent Tuberculosis Infection Among Apparently Healthy Individuals in Okada Community, Nigeria

    Benson Olu Akinshipe, Peter Chinedu Ezeani, Kester Awharentomah Digban, Friday Alfred Ehiaghe, Emmanuel Babatunde Adedeji, Joy Imuetinyan Ehiaghe

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017
    Pages: 41-48
    Received: 4 March 2017
    Accepted: 24 March 2017
    Published: 9 May 2017
    Abstract: A major challenge in the global Tuberculosis (TB) control is the diagnosis and treatment of Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI). In the absence of any reference standard test for the diagnosis of LTBI, this study set out to compare the performance of the two current immune-based tests, Tuberculin Skin Test (TST) and Quantiferon–TB Gold In–Tube (QF... Show More
  • Effects of Sperm Treatment on the Anti-sperm Antibodies IgG and IgA

    Lheureux Helene, Randriamahazo Rakotomalala Toky, Mons Joffrey, Gabriele Marc

    Issue: Volume 5, Issue 3, June 2017
    Pages: 49-52
    Received: 31 May 2017
    Accepted: 12 June 2017
    Published: 17 July 2017
    Abstract: Anti-sperm antibodies (ASA) form a class of glycoproteins commonly found in infertile men. This class of antibody causes an impairment of the spermatozoon's ability to cross cervical mucus and interact with the oocyte. The aim of our study was to analyze clinical and biological parameters of the sperm among positive ASA patients seen at the Center ... Show More