Cytokine mRNA expression in pigs infected with Schistosoma japonicum.

@article{Oswald2001CytokineME,
  title={Cytokine mRNA expression in pigs infected with Schistosoma japonicum.},
  author={Isabelle P Oswald and Charles Martin Dozois and R Barlagne and Sylvie Fournout and Maria Vang Johansen and H. O. B\ogh},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={122 Pt 3},
  pages={299-307}
}
The pig is a natural host of Schistosoma japonicum and a useful animal model of human disease. In the present study mRNA levels of Th1 (IFN-gamma) and Th2 (IL-10 and IL-4) cytokines were assessed by RT-PCR within tissues from infected pigs. Twelve Danish crossbred pigs were infected by intramuscular injection or orally with 1000 cercariae. Six other pigs… CONTINUE READING