Effect of mercury on the immune response and mean intensity of Ascaris suum infection in guinea pigs.

@article{Borokov1995EffectOM,
  title={Effect of mercury on the immune response and mean intensity of Ascaris suum infection in guinea pigs.},
  author={Zora Boro{\vs}kov{\'a} and J. R. Soltys and Michaela Benkov{\'a}},
  journal={Journal of helminthology},
  year={1995},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={187-94}
}
The subchronic effect of mercury on selected immunological parameters was studied in guinea pigs with experimental Ascaris suum infection. HgC1(2) given for 28 days reduced significantly T- and B-cell populations in the lymphoid organs and the phagocytic ability of peritoneal macrophages. The subsequent infection of HgC1(2)-intoxicated animals elevated the studied immunological parameters, but in comparison with infected non-intoxicated guinea pigs they remained significantly suppressed. The… CONTINUE READING