Neutrophil extracellular trap formation as innate immune reactions against the apicomplexan parasite Eimeria bovis.

@article{Behrendt2010NeutrophilET,
  title={Neutrophil extracellular trap formation as innate immune reactions against the apicomplexan parasite Eimeria bovis.},
  author={Jan Hillern Behrendt and Antonio S{\'a}nchez Ruiz and Horst Zahner and Anja Taubert and Carlos Hermosilla},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={2010},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={1-8}
}
Eimeria bovis infections are under immunological control and recent studies have emphasized the role of early PMN-mediated innate immune responses in infected calves. Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) have recently been demonstrated to act as a killing mechanism of PMN against several pathogens. In the present study, the interactions of bovine PMN with sporozoites of E. bovis were investigated in this respect in vitro. For demonstration and quantification of NET formation, extracellular DNA… CONTINUE READING