Vitamin D and the Tropical Disease Leishmaniasis – New Findings on the Immune Defence of the Parasite

In an International research team, researchers of the Paul-Ehrlich-Institut have gained new findings on immune processes that take place in the skin infection with the leishmania parasite. Vitamin D and cathelicidin, a protein which forms part of the human body, play an important part during the immune defence directed against the parasite. Frontiers Immunology reports on the research results in its online edition of 22.11.2019.

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