Experimental murine schistosomiasis mansoni: modulation of the B-1 lymphocyte distribution and phenotype expression.


We studied the B-1 lymphocyte involvement in host reactions to parasites in the murine model of schistosomiasis. No modifications were observed in the prepostural phase of the disease. From the acute phase on, we observed sequentially an increase of Mac1- B-1 cells in the spleen, followed by their appearance in Peyer's patches and in mesenteric ganglia… (More)