Cytokine and nitric oxide regulation of the immunosuppression in Trypanosoma cruzi infection.

An intense suppression of splenic T cell proliferation to mitogens and to Ags from the parasite is characteristic of the acute phase of Trypanosoma cruzi infection in mice. The impairment of proliferation is coincident with high levels of IFN-gamma and nitrite and decreased production of IL-2 in the supernatants of spleen cell cultures from infected mice… CONTINUE READING