Journal article

Studies on chronic versus transient intestinal nematode infections in mice I. A comparison of responses to excretory/secretory (ES) products of Nippostrongylus brasilinesis and Nematospiroides dubius worms

K DAY, KP Day, RJ Howard, SJ Prowse, CB Chapman, GF Mitchell

Parasite Immunology | Wiley | Published : 1979

Abstract

Summary Previous reports have demonstrated that after implantation of intestinal worms or after exposure to infective third stage larvae, the duration of infection with Nematospiroides dubius is markedly prolonged in intact mice relative to infection with Nippostrongylus brasiliensis. The rapid rejection of N. brasiliensis adults appears T‐cell dependent in that adults persist for longer periods in hypothymic nude mice than in intact mice. Excretory/secretory (ES) products harvested from N. dubius or N. brasiliensis intestinal worms did not differ obviously in the following characteristics: rate of production and degree of complexity of proteins, in vitro mitogenicity, allergenicity, or in t..

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