Role of the mononuclear phagocytic system in the immune and nonspecific clearance of Trypanosoma cruzi bloodstream trypomastigotes.

@article{Umekita1989RoleOT,
  title={Role of the mononuclear phagocytic system in the immune and nonspecific clearance of Trypanosoma cruzi bloodstream trypomastigotes.},
  author={L F Umekita and Iv{\'a}n A. Estrada Mota},
  journal={Brazilian journal of medical and biological research = Revista brasileira de pesquisas medicas e biologicas},
  year={1989},
  volume={22 12},
  pages={1489-95}
}
1. The removal of T. cruzi bloodstream trypomastigotes (BTRYS) from the circulation is mediated mostly by the mononuclear phagocytic system (MPS). In the present study we investigated the nonspecific and the immune clearance of BTRYS in groups of 4 mice whose MPS activity was either enhanced by BCG treatment or depressed by silica treatment. 2. Treatment… CONTINUE READING