Giardia lamblia: interleukin 6 and tumor necrosis factor-alpha release from mast cells induced through an Ig-independent pathway.


Giardia lamblia is a common cause of both acute and chronic diarrheal disease in humans worldwide. It has been shown that mast cells, IL-6 and TNF-alpha are substantially involved in the early control of G. lamblia infection in mice. However, no studies have yet been reported concerning the interaction between mast cell and Giardia, as well as the mast… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.exppara.2010.06.013

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