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Research Article

Conjunctival FOXP3 Expression in Trachoma: Do Regulatory T Cells Have a Role in Human Ocular Chlamydia trachomatis Infection?

  • Nkoyo Faal,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, Gambia

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  • Robin L Bailey,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • David Jeffries,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, Gambia

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  • Hassan Joof,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, Gambia

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  • Isatou Sarr,

    Affiliation: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, Gambia

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  • Mass Laye,

    Affiliation: National Eye Care Programme, Kerewan District Health Centre, Kerewan, Gambia

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  • David C. W Mabey,

    Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Martin J Holland mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: Martin.Holland@lshtm.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, Gambia, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: August 08, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0030266

About the Authors

Nkoyo Faal, David Jeffries, Hassan Joof, Isatou Sarr, Martin J Holland
Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, Banjul, Gambia
Robin L Bailey, David C. W Mabey, Martin J Holland
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Mass Laye
National Eye Care Programme, Kerewan District Health Centre, Kerewan, Gambia

Corresponding Author

Email: Martin.Holland@lshtm.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

RLB, DJ, DCWM, and MJH designed the study. NF, HJ, IS, ML, and MJH enrolled patients. NF, IS, and MJH performed the laboratory investigations. NF, RLB, DJ, and MJH analyzed the data. NF, RLB, DJ, DCWM, and MJH contributed to writing the paper.