Immunology Research Group
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1. Baumann R, Kaempfer S, Chegou N N, Oehlmann W, Loxton A G, Kaufmann S H E, van Helden P D, Black G F, Singh M and Walzl G. Serologic diagnosis of tuberculosis by combining Ig classes against selected mycobacterial targets. J. Infect. (2014) 69:581-589.

2. Salie M, van der Merwe L, Möller M, Daya M, van der Spuy G D, van Helden P D, Martin M P, Gao X-J, Warren R M, Carrington M and Hoal E G. Associations between human leukocyte antigen class I variants and the Mycobacterium tuberculosis subtypes causing disease. J. Infect. Dis. (2014) 209:216-223.

3. Olivier A J, Masson L, Ronacher K, Walzl G, Coetzee D, Lewis D A, Williamson A-L, Passmore J-A S and Burgers W A. Distinct Cytokine Patterns in Semen Influence Local HIV Shedding and HIV Target Cell Activation. J. Infect. Dis. (2014) 209:1174-1184.

4. Chegou N N, Heyckendorf J, Walzl G, Lange C and Ruhwald M. Beyond the IFN-γ horizon: biomarkers for immunodiagnosis of infection with Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Eur. Respir. J. (2014) 43:1472-1486.

5. Nel H J, du Plessis N, Kleynhans L, Loxton A G, van Helden P D and Walzl G. Mycobacterium bovis BCG infection severely delays Trichuris muris expulsion and co-infection suppresses immune responsiveness to both pathogens. BMC Microbiol. (2014) 14:9.

6. Essone P N, Chegou N N, Loxton A G, Stanley K, Kriel M, van der Spuy G, Franken K L, Ottenhoff T H and Walzl G. Host cytokine responses induced after overnight stimulation with novel M. tuberculosis infection phase-dependent antigens show promise as diagnostic candidates for TB disease. PLoS ONE (2014) 9:e102584.

7. Essone P N, Kalsdorf B, Chegou N N, Loxton A G, Kriel M, Preyer R, Ernst M, Walzl G and Lange C. Bifunctional T-cell-derived cytokines for the diagnosis of tuberculosis and treatment monitoring. Respiration (2014) 88:251-261.

8. Katengua-Thamahane E, Marnewick J L, Ajuwon O R, Chegou N N, Szűcs G, Ferdinandy Pt, Csont T, Csonka C and Van Rooyen J. The combination of red palm oil and rooibos show anti-inflammatory effects in rats. J Inflamm (Lond) (2014) 11:41.


9. Kaufmann S H, Cotton M F, Eisele B, Gengenbacher M, Grode L, Hesseling A C and Walzl G. The BCG replacement vaccine VPM1002: from drawing board to clinical trial. Expert Rev Vaccines (2014) 13:619-630.


. The temporal dynamics of relapse and reinfection tuberculosis after successful treatment: a retrospective cohort study. Clin. Infect. Dis. (2014) 58:1676-1683.

11. Masson L, Mlisana K, Little F, Werner L, Mkhize N N, Ronacher K, Gamieldien H, Williamson C, Mckinnon L R, Walzl G, Abdool Karim Q, Abdool Karim S S and Passmore J-A S. Defining genital tract cytokine signatures of sexually transmitted infections and bacterial vaginosis in women at high risk of HIV infection: a cross-sectional study. Sex Transm Infect (2014) 90:580-587.

12. Mihret A, Loxton A G, Bekele Y, Kaufmann S H E, Kidd M, Haks M C, Ottenhoff T H M, Aseffa A, Howe R and Walzl G.Combination of gene expression patterns in whole blood discriminate between tuberculosis infection states. BMC Infect. Dis. (2014) 14:257.

13. Mkhize-Kwitshana Z L, Mabaso M L and Walzl G. Proliferative capacity and cytokine production by cells of HIV-infected and uninfected adults with different helminth infection phenotypes in South Africa. BMC Infect. Dis. (2014) 14:499. 

14. Ota M O C, Mendy J F, Donkor S, Togun T, Daramy M, Gomez M P, Chegou N N, Sillah A K, Owolabi O, Kampmann B, Walzl G and Sutherland J S. Rapid diagnosis of tuberculosis using ex vivo host biomarkers in sputum. Eur. Respir. J. (2014) 44:254-257.

15. Streicher E M, Maharaj K, York T, Van Heerden C, Barnard M, Diacon A, Mendel C M, Bosman M E, Hepple J A, Pym A S, Warren R M and van Helden P D. Rapid sequencing of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis pncA gene for detection of pyrazinamide susceptibility. J. Clin. Microbiol. (2014) 52:4056-4057.

16. Sutherland J S, Loxton A G, Haks M C, Kassa D, Ambrose L, Lee J-S, Ran L, van Baarle D, Maertzdorf J, Howe R, Mayanja-Kizza H, Boom W H, Thiel B A, Crampin A C, Hanekom W, Ota M O C, Dockrell H, Walzl G, Kaufmann S H E, Ottenhoff T H M and GCGH Biomarkers for TB consortium . Differential gene expression of activating Fcγ receptor classifies active tuberculosis regardless of human immunodeficiency virus status or ethnicity. Clin. Microbiol. Infect. (2014) 20:O230-238.