PublisherIEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Rights accessOpen Access
A maximum likelihood factor analysis (MLFA) of the dynamics of the human immune system in malaria, based on the observation of a few cytokine in plasma, suggests that an increased overproduction of cytokines: IL-12, IL-6, IFN-gamma, IL-2, and IL-5, over the cytokines: TGF-beta, TNF-alpha, IL-10 and IL-1beta has protective effects against severe malaria and cerebral malaria. According to a simplified model of the human adaptive immunity and the MLFA results, basal levels of cytokine IL-6 may play a key role in the favorable resolution of a malaria infection.
CitationOliveras, A. Maximum likelihood factor analysis in malaria cytokines analysis and modelling. A: IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics. "IEEE International Workshop on Genomic Signal Processing and Statistics". Minneapolis, Minnesota: IEEE Press. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 2009.
All rights reserved. This work is protected by the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights. Without prejudice to any existing legal exemptions, reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of this work are prohibited without permission of the copyright holder. If you wish to make any use of the work not provided for in the law, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org