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Research Article

MAP Kinase Phosphatase-2 Plays a Critical Role in Response to Infection by Leishmania mexicana

  • Mashael S. Al-Mutairi,

    Affiliation: Division of Physiology & Pharmacology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Current address: Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Health Sciences Centre, Kuwait University, Safat, Kuwait

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  • Laurence C. Cadalbert,

    Affiliation: Division of Physiology & Pharmacology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • H. Adrienne McGachy,

    Affiliation: Division of Infection, Immunity and Microbiology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Muhannad Shweash,

    Affiliation: Division of Physiology & Pharmacology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Juliane Schroeder,

    Affiliation: Division of Physiology & Pharmacology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Magdalena Kurnik,

    Affiliation: Division of Physiology & Pharmacology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Callum M. Sloss,

    Affiliation: Division of Physiology & Pharmacology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

    Current address: Surgical Oncology Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Clare E. Bryant,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • James Alexander,

    Affiliation: Division of Infection, Immunity and Microbiology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Robin Plevin mail

    r.plevin@strath.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Division of Physiology & Pharmacology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 11, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1001192

About the Authors

Mashael S. Al-Mutairi, Laurence C. Cadalbert, Muhannad Shweash, Juliane Schroeder, Magdalena Kurnik, Callum M. Sloss, Robin Plevin
Division of Physiology & Pharmacology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
H. Adrienne McGachy, James Alexander
Division of Infection, Immunity and Microbiology, Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Clare E. Bryant
Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: r.plevin@strath.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: LCC CMS CEB JA RP. Performed the experiments: MSAM LCC HAM MS JS MK CMS CEB. Analyzed the data: MS JS MK. Wrote the paper: JA RP.