The influence of host sex on the L3 to L4 molt of Brugia malayi.

Abstract

Immunocompetent male mice are more susceptible to experimental infection with Brugia spp. than are females. Because permissive male SCID mice (severe combined immunodeficient mice), which lack T and B cells, also possess higher worm burdens, the mechanism is not solely immune mediated. Recovery of fewer adult worms from the female SCID mouse suggests that… (More)

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@article{GanleyLeal2005TheIO, title={The influence of host sex on the L3 to L4 molt of Brugia malayi.}, author={Lisa M. Ganley-Leal}, journal={The Journal of parasitology}, year={2005}, volume={91 5}, pages={1222-5} }