Cellular and humoral immune responses of jirds resistant to Dipetalonema viteae infection.


Jirds with prepatent Dipetalonema viteae infections develop an acquired immunity to challenge infections. The objective of the present study was to observe parasite-specific and nonspecific cellular and humoral immune responses in immune jirds. Splenic hyperplasia was observed in infected jirds during the first 5 weeks of infection. Antigen-reactive spleen… (More)