Gamma-IFN and macrophage respiratory burst in Calomys callosus challenged with Trypanosoma cruzi bloodstream and metacyclic forms.


Parasitemia levels of Calomys callosus inoculated with a high dose (HBT) of 4 x 10(3) Trypanosoma cruzi strain M226 bloodstream trypomastigotes (BT) exceeded those with the same inoculum of metacyclic trypomastigotes (MT) while a similar parasitemia was obtained with a low dose (LBT) of 5 x 10(2) of BT. Serum IFN-gamma levels during the acute phase of… (More)