Role of gamma interferon in cellular immune response against murine Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection.

@article{Khan1999RoleOG,
  title={Role of gamma interferon in cellular immune response against murine Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection.},
  author={Imtiaz A Khan and Magali Moretto},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1999},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={
          1887-93
        }
}
Microsporidia are obligate intracellular protozoan parasites that cause a wide variety of opportunistic infection in patients with AIDS. Because it is able to grow in vitro, Encephalitozoon cuniculi is currently the best-studied microsporidian. T cells mediate protective immunity against this parasite. Splenocytes obtained from infected mice proliferate in vitro in response to irradiated parasites. A transient state of hyporesponsiveness to parasite antigen and mitogen was observed at day 17… CONTINUE READING
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