The coexistence of Taenia solium cysticerci and the pig: role of the antigen B.

A review of data on the antigen B of Taenia solium (AgB) is presented. The biochemical, immunological and physiological properties of AgB are discussed in the context of the host-parasite relationship. It is proposed that AgB facilitates survival of cysticerci by impairing augmentation of the host inflammatory response through the inhibition of the… CONTINUE READING