Proliferation and cytokine profile of T. annulata-infected ovine, caprine, and bovine lymphoblastoid cells.


T. annulata, the causative agent of tropical theileriosis in cattle, can also infect ovine and caprine leukocytes in vitro. In vivo studies showed that this parasite causes a mild infection in both these animal species, and in sheep merozoite stage development seems to be inhibited. Since the nature of T. annulata infected caprine and ovine cells is not… (More)


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