Metabolic-cytokine responses to a second immunological challenge with LPS in mice with T. gondii infection.

Abstract

Injection of 10 cysts of Toxoplasma gondii (Me49 strain) into Swiss Webster mice results in 1) an acute phase of infection lasting for 2-3 wk, characterized by weight loss, and 2) a chronic phase in which surviving mice show either partial weight recovery (Gainers) or persistent, although stable, cachexia (Nongainers). In response to a second immunological… (More)

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