Nicholas M. Bretz's research while affiliated with Illinois State University and other places

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Article
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Organisms are commonly infected by a diverse array of pathogens and mount functionally distinct responses to each of these varied immune challenges. Host immune responses are characterized by the induction of gene expression, however, the extent to which expression changes are shared among responses to distinct pathogens is largely unknown. To exam...
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Background: Organisms are commonly infected by a diverse array of pathogen types including bacteria, fungi, viruses, and parasites, and mount functionally distinct responses to each of these varied immune challenges. Host immune responses are characterized by the induction of gene expression in response to infection. However, the extent to which ex...

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... Several reasons might account for this. On the one hand, it is possible that there are significant differences in responses to infections with different pathogens, an aspect that is certainly important (38,39). On the other hand, these differences may also represent secondary effects that could be explained by different degrees of infection events and responses caused by them (40, 41). ...