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Methamphetamine Inhibits Antigen Processing, Presentation, and Phagocytosis

  • Zsolt Tallóczy equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zsolt Tallóczy, Jose Martinez

    Affiliation: Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Jose Martinez equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Zsolt Tallóczy, Jose Martinez

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Danielle Joset,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Yonaton Ray,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Attila Gácser,

    Affiliation: Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Sima Toussi,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Noboru Mizushima,

    Affiliation: Department of Bioregulation and Metabolism, The Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Josh Nosanchuk,

    Affiliations: Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Harris Goldstein,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • John Loike,

    Affiliation: Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • David Sulzer,

    Affiliations: Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America, Department of Pharmacology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Laura Santambrogio mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: lsantamb@aecom.yu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America

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  • Published: February 15, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.0040028

About the Authors

Zsolt Tallóczy, David Sulzer
Department of Neurology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Jose Martinez, Laura Santambrogio
Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Danielle Joset, Yonaton Ray, John Loike
Department of Physiology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
Attila Gácser, Josh Nosanchuk
Department of Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Sima Toussi, Josh Nosanchuk, Harris Goldstein
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York, United States of America
Noboru Mizushima
Department of Bioregulation and Metabolism, The Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
David Sulzer
Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America
David Sulzer
Department of Pharmacology, Columbia University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: lsantamb@aecom.yu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

The experiments were planned, performed, and analyzed jointly by ZT, JL, DS, and LS. JM, DJ, YR, AG, and ST performed the experiments. The GFP-LC3 mouse was constructed by NM. NM, JN, and HG contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools. DS and LS conceived and designed the experiments. The paper was written by ZT, JL, DS, and LS.