Accessory cell function of liver granuloma macrophages of Schistosoma mansoni-infected mice.


In murine schistosomiasis mansoni, the inflammatory macrophage comprises 30% of the granuloma which forms around parasite eggs in the tissue. These granuloma macrophages (GR-Mphi) displayed dense Fc and C3 receptors, and about 50% expressed H-2I region-encoded determinants (Ia antigens). These GR-Mphi were able to effectively reconstitute the burro… (More)


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