The interaction of human T-lymphocytes and Entamoeba histolytica: killing of virulent amoebae by lectin-dependent lymphocytes.

@article{Salata1987TheIO,
  title={The interaction of human T-lymphocytes and Entamoeba histolytica: killing of virulent amoebae by lectin-dependent lymphocytes.},
  author={Robert A Salata and Jared S. Cox and Jonathan I Ravdin},
  journal={Parasite immunology},
  year={1987},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={249-61}
}
Clinical and experimental studies indicate that following invasive disease due to Entamoeba histolytica, development of human cell-mediated immune mechanisms may provide protective immunity. Activated, human monocyte-derived macrophages in vitro can kill virulent axaenic amoebic trophozoites. This study describes the interaction of lectin-stimulated T-lymphocytes and E. histolytica trophozoites (virulent strain HM1-IMSS). Amoebae progressively killed unstimulated nonimmune T-lymphocytes over 18… CONTINUE READING