Importance of TLR2 in the direct response of T lymphocytes to Schistosoma mansoni antigens.

The immunomodulatory effect of Schistosoma mansoni antigens has often been attributed to interaction with PRR expressed on APC. Our previous work has shown that S. mansoni-soluble egg antigen (SEA) can induce, together with a Th2 response, TGF-β-dependent Foxp3 expression in naïve CD4(+) T cells from NOD mice. We found that SEA can directly upregulate the… (More)