Immunology Research Group
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​​​1Delaying BCG vaccination from birth to 10 weeks of age may result in an enhanced memory CD4 T cell response.

Kagina BM, Abel B, Bowmaker M, Scriba TJ, Gelderbloem S, Smit E, Erasmus M, Nene N, Walzl G, Black G, Hussey GD, Hesseling AC, Hanekom WA. Vaccine. 2009 Sep 4;27(40):5488-95.

2Differential cytokine/chemokines and KL-6 profiles in patients with different forms of tuberculosis.

Djoba Siawaya JF, Chegou NN, van den Heuvel MM, Diacon AH, Beyers N, van Helden P, Walzl G. Cytokine. 2009 Aug;47(2):132-6.

3Immunogenicity of novel DosR regulon-encoded candidate antigens of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in three high-burden populations in Africa.

Black GF, Thiel BA, Ota MO, Parida SK, Adegbola R, Boom WH, Dockrell HM, Franken KL, Friggen AH, Hill PC, Klein MR, Lalor MK, Mayanja H, Schoolnik G, Stanley K, Weldingh K, Kaufmann SH, Walzl G, Ottenhoff TH; GCGH Biomarkers for TB Consortium. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009 Aug;16(8):1203-12

4. Short-term reproducibility of a commercial interferon gamma release assay.

Detjen AK, Loebenberg L, Grewal HM, Stanley K, Gutschmidt A, Kruger C, Du Plessis N, Kidd M, Beyers N, Walzl G, Hesseling AC. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2009 Aug;16(8):1170-5.

5. Host markers in QuantiFERON supernatants differentiate active TB from latent TB infection: preliminary report.

Chegou NN, Black GF, Kidd M, van Helden PD, Walzl G. BMC Pulm Med. 2009 May 16;9:21

6. Differential cytokine secretion and early treatment response in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis.

Djoba Siawaya JF, Beyers N, van Helden P, Walzl G. Clin Exp Immunol. 2009 Apr;156(1):69-77.

7Pleural tuberculosis in patients with early HIV infection is associated with increased TNF-alpha expression and necrosis in granulomas.

Bezuidenhout J, Roberts T, Muller L, van Helden P, Walzl G. PLoS One. 2009;4(1):e4228

8Highly discordant T cell responses in individuals with recent exposure to household tuberculosis.

Hesseling AC, Mandalakas AM, Kirchner HL, Chegou NN, Marais BJ, Stanley K, Zhu X, Black G, Beyers N, Walzl G. Thorax. 2009 Oct;64(10):840-6.