Concurrent nematode infection and pregnancy induce physiological responses that impair linear growth in the murine foetus.

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This study examined concurrent stresses of nematode infection and pregnancy using pregnant and non-pregnant CD1 mice infected 3 times with 0, 50 or 100 Heligmosomoides bakeri larvae. Physiological, energetic, immunological and skeletal responses were measured in maternal and foetal compartments. Resting metabolic rate (RMR) was elevated by pregnancy, but… (More)
DOI: 10.1017/S0031182009991764

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