Analysis of Propionibacterium acnes-induced non-specific immunity to Trypanosoma brucei in mice.

@article{Black1989AnalysisOP,
  title={Analysis of Propionibacterium acnes-induced non-specific immunity to Trypanosoma brucei in mice.},
  author={Samuel James Black and Max Murray and Stuart Z. Shapiro and Ronald Kaminsky and Norbert K. Borowy and R Musanga and F P Otieno-Omondi},
  journal={Parasite immunology},
  year={1989},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={371-83}
}
Mice treated with dead Propionibacterium acnes (previously called Corynebacterium parvum), up to 30 days before infection with any of three strains of Trypanosoma brucei, were more able to limit the level of first-wave parasitaemia than untreated controls. Reduced parasitaemia was not due to enhanced phagocytosis of input parasites and was associated with a dramatic reduction in the proportion of multiplying T. brucei in the blood of treated as compared to control mice. For 4 days after P… CONTINUE READING