Pentastomids and the immune response.

Abstract

Pentastomids are a class of crustacean endoparosites that, as adults, parasitize the respiratory tract of vertebrates. They have evolved some unique strategies for long-term survival in vertebrate lungs which appear to be equally useful in thwarting inflammatory responses in the tissues of intermediate hosts. In this article, John Riley outlines the possible biological roles and immunological relevance of pentastomid excretory/secretory (E/S) products that may be important to parasite survival.

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@article{Riley1992PentastomidsAT, title={Pentastomids and the immune response.}, author={Jennifer Riley}, journal={Parasitology today}, year={1992}, volume={8 4}, pages={133-7} }