The neuroimmunoendocrine network in the complex host-parasite relationship during murine cysticercosis.

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We review here the role that sex steroids play in experimental intraperitoneal Taenia crassiceps cysticercosis of male and female BalbC/AnN mice. Briefly, estrogens favour and androgens hinder the reproduction of cysticerci by at least two main mechanisms: 1) through estradiol tilting the TH2/TH1 immune system balance towards parasite-permissive TH2… (More)

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@article{MoralesMontor2008TheNN, title={The neuroimmunoendocrine network in the complex host-parasite relationship during murine cysticercosis.}, author={Jorge Morales-Montor and Gerardo Escobedo and Jos{\'e} Antonio Vargas-Villavicencio and Carlos Larralde}, journal={Current topics in medicinal chemistry}, year={2008}, volume={8 5}, pages={400-7} }