Impairment of dendritic cell function by excretory-secretory products: a potential mechanism for nematode-induced immunosuppression.

To determine whether helminth-derived products modulate dendritic cell (DC) function, we investigated the effects of excretory-secretory products (ES) and adult worm homogenate (AWH) derived from the gastrointestinal nematode Heligmosomoides polygyrus (Hp) on murine bone marrow-derived DC (BMDC). Compared to the TLR9 ligand CpG, Hp-derived products alone… CONTINUE READING