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T. brucei Infection Reduces B Lymphopoiesis in Bone Marrow and Truncates Compensatory Splenic Lymphopoiesis through Transitional B-Cell Apoptosis

  • Viki Bockstal ,

    Affiliations: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America, Laboratory for Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions, VIB, Brussels, Belgium

    These authors are co-first authors on this work.

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  • Patrick Guirnalda ,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

    These authors are co-first authors on this work.

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  • Guy Caljon,

    Affiliations: Laboratory for Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions, VIB, Brussels, Belgium, Unit of Veterinary Protozoology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp, Belgium

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  • Radhika Goenka,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Janice C. Telfer,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Deborah Frenkel,

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Magdalena Radwanska,

    Affiliation: European Cooperation for Science and Technology (COST), Brussels, Belgium

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  • Stefan Magez mail,

    sblack@vasci.umass.edu (SJB); stemagez@vub.ac.be (SM)

    Affiliations: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America, Laboratory for Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium, Department of Molecular and Cellular Interactions, VIB, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Samuel J. Black mail

    sblack@vasci.umass.edu (SJB); stemagez@vub.ac.be (SM)

    Affiliation: Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: June 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002089

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