Interleukin‐13 in the skin and interferon‐γ in the liver are key players in immune protection in human schistosomiasis

@article{Dessein2004Interleukin13IT,
  title={Interleukin‐13 in the skin and interferon‐$\gamma$ in the liver are key players in immune protection in human schistosomiasis},
  author={Alain Dessein and Bour{\'e}ma Kouriba and Carole Eboumbou and Hélia Dessein and Laurent Argiro and Sandrine Marquet and Nasr Eldin Elwali and Virmondes Rodrigues and Yuesheng Li and Ogobara K. Doumbo and Christophe Chevillard},
  journal={Immunological Reviews},
  year={2004},
  volume={201}
}
Summary:  Immunity against schistosomes includes anti‐infection immunity, which is mainly active against invading larvae in the skin, and anti‐disease immunity, which controls abnormal fibrosis in tissues invaded by schistosome eggs. Anti‐infection immunity is T‐helper 2 (Th2) cell‐dependent and is controlled by a major genetic locus that is located near the Th2 cytokine locus on chromosome 5q31‐q33. Mutations in the gene encoding interleukin (IL)‐13 that decrease or increase IL‐13 production… 
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