Mice infected with the larvae of Taenia crassiceps exhibit a Th2-like immune response with concomitant anergy and downregulation of Th1-associated phenomena.

@article{Villa1996MiceIW,
  title={Mice infected with the larvae of Taenia crassiceps exhibit a Th2-like immune response with concomitant anergy and downregulation of Th1-associated phenomena.},
  author={Otto F. Villa and Raymond E. Kuhn},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={1996},
  volume={112 ( Pt 6)},
  pages={561-70}
}
Infection of intermediate hosts with eggs of taeniid parasites results in a larval infestation known as cysticercosis. A number of studies have indicated that cysticercosis is associated with immunosuppression, although little is known about the mechanisms involved. In the present study, mice infected with the larvae of Taenia crassiceps were found to exhibit a pronounced energy, which preferentially affected T-cells located anatomically close to the parasite. This anergy was linked to late… CONTINUE READING

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