Hymenolepsis diminuta: mucosal mastocytosis and intestinal smooth muscle hypertrophy occur in tapeworm-infected rats.

@article{Dwinell1998HymenolepsisDM,
  title={Hymenolepsis diminuta: mucosal mastocytosis and intestinal smooth muscle hypertrophy occur in tapeworm-infected rats.},
  author={Michael B Dwinell and Robert M. Wise and Paul Bass and John Adams Oaks},
  journal={Experimental parasitology},
  year={1998},
  volume={89 1},
  pages={92-102}
}
The mechanisms mediating motility changes during noninvasive tapeworm infection have not been characterized. In contrast, host intestinal motility changes during invasive nematode infection are mediated by mucosal mast cells (MMC). The purpose of this study was to examine and the correlate onset of myoelectric alterations 8 days after initial tapeworm infection with changes in intestinal morphology, MMC numbers, and MMC secretory activity. Segments of the small intestine, the tapeworms normal… CONTINUE READING
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