Jane A Lenzi

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Experimental models of Schistosoma mansoni infections in mammals have contributed greatly to our understanding of the pathology and pathogenesis of infection. We consider here hepatic and extrahepatic disease in models of acute and chronic infection. Experimental schistosome infections have also contributed more broadly to our understanding of granulomatous(More)
Modification of the immune response to schistosomal infection in children or offspring born to mother R infected with Schistosoma mansoni has been demonstrated in human and in experimental schistosomiasis. One of the hypothesis to explain this fact could be the transfer of circulating antigens and antibodies from mother to foetus through the placenta or(More)
Pleural and peritoneal milky spots (MS) are small morphofunctional structures representing subsidiary foci of coelom-associated lymphomyeloid tissue (CALT). In this paper we studied the cellular composition of CALT in normal and Schistosoma mansoni-infected mice. In the healthy mouse, CALT is mainly composed of IgM (+) B cells and presents lower numbers of(More)
The release of Schistosoma mansoni eggs to the intestinal lumen of Swiss Webster albino mice is dependent on the peri-ovular inflammatory cells, especially eosinophils. The cells corrode the epithelial basal membrane and provide an easily penetrated environment for the eggs, allowing them to be passively expelled by intestinal peristalsis.
Twenty Calomys callosus, Rengger, 1830 (Rodentia-Cricetidae) were studied in the early stage of the acute schistosomal mansoni infection (42nd day). The same number of Swiss Webster mice were used as a comparative standard. Liver and intestinal sections, fixed in formalin-Millonig and embedded in paraffin, were stained with hematoxilin and eosin, PAS-Alcian(More)
The authors present morphogenetic and biomechanical approaches on the concept of the Schistosoma mansoni granulomas, considering them as organoid structures that depend on cellular adhesion and sorting, forming rearrangement into hierarchical concentric layers, creating tension-dependent structures, aiming to acquire round form, since this is the minimal(More)
Human schistosomiasis develops extensive and dense fibrosis in portal space, together with congested new blood vessels. This study demonstrates that Calomys callosus infected with Schistosoma mansoni also develops fibrovascular lesions, which are found in intestinal subserosa. Animals were percutaneously infected with 70 cercariae and necropsied at 42, 45,(More)
The collagen structure of isolated and in situ liver granuloma from Swiss Webster mice infected with Schistosoma mansoni was sequentially and three-dimensionally analyzed during different times of infection (early acute, acute, transitional acute-chronic, and chronic phases) by laser scanning confocal microscopy and electron scanning variable vacuum(More)
During Schistosoma mansoni infection, there is morphological evidence of involvement of various hematopoietic growth factors, which cause eosinophil, neutrophil, megakaryocytic and erythroid extramedullary foci in the liver, lymph nodes and omental and mesenteric milky spots. While the eosinophil metaplasia in the periphery of hepatic granulomas roughly(More)
The endothelial cells participate in the morphological events occurring during murine schistosomiasis, taking part in the development of hepatic periovular granuloma. The cells also show an increase in the expression of Factor VIII-related antigen in the portal vessels and hepatic sinusoids during the infection. Endothelial cells are suggested to play an(More)