Involvement of lectin pathway activation in the complement killing of Giardia intestinalis.


Giardia intestinalis (syn. G. lamblia, G. duodenalis) is a flagellated unicellular eukaryotic microorganism that commonly causes diarrheal disease throughout the world. In humans, the clinical effects of Giardia infection range from the asymptomatic carrier state to a severe malabsorption syndrome possibly due to different virulence of the Giardia strain… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2010.04.025