Dissecting the impact of protein versus energy host nutrition on the expression of immunity to gastrointestinal parasites during lactation.

@article{Jones2011DissectingTI,
  title={Dissecting the impact of protein versus energy host nutrition on the expression of immunity to gastrointestinal parasites during lactation.},
  author={Leigh Ann Jones and Jos G. M. Houdijk and Panagiotis Sakkas and Allegra D Bruce and Matthew Mitchell and Dave P. Knox and Ilias Kyriazakis},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 7},
  pages={711-9}
}
Many mammals exhibit a periparturient relaxation of previously established immune responses (PPRI) to gastrointestinal nematodes culminating in increased worm burdens. It has been suggested that the extent of PPRI may have a nutritional basis as it is considerably augmented when protein supply is scarce. Subsequent studies have shown that increased dietary protein intake can ameliorate this phenomenon. However, this effect is often confounded with increased food intake and thus increased energy… CONTINUE READING