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Research Article

Pathogenic Strains of Acanthamoeba Are Recognized by TLR4 and Initiated Inflammatory Responses in the Cornea

  • Hassan Alizadeh mail,

    hassan.alizadeh@unthsc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and North Texas Eye Research Institute, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

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  • Trivendra Tripathi,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and North Texas Eye Research Institute, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

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  • Mahshid Abdi,

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and North Texas Eye Research Institute, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

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  • Ashley Dawn Smith

    Affiliation: Department of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and North Texas Eye Research Institute, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

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  • Published: March 14, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092375

About the Authors

Hassan Alizadeh, Trivendra Tripathi, Mahshid Abdi, Ashley Dawn Smith
Department of Cell Biology and Immunology, University of North Texas Health Science Center, and North Texas Eye Research Institute, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: hassan.alizadeh@unthsc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HA. Performed the experiments: TT MA ADS. Analyzed the data: HA TT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: HA. Wrote the paper: HA TT.