Thymic alterations in Plasmodium berghei-infected mice.

  title={Thymic alterations in Plasmodium berghei-infected mice.},
  author={Carlos Fernando Salgueirosa de Andrade and Jacy Gameiro and Patr{\'i}cia R A Nagib and Bruna O. Carvalho and Rafael L. Talaisys and F{\'a}bio Trindade Maranh{\~a}o Costa and Liana M. Verinaud},
  journal={Cellular immunology},
  volume={253 1-2},
The primary function of the thymus is to develop immature T-cells into cells that further in the periphery will be able to carry out immune functions. The Literature has shown that thymus can be a target for many pathogens and severe structural alterations take place in this organ during infectious diseases. Here, we investigated if thymus is also a target organ during experimental malaria infection by analyzing the presence of parasites inside the organ and histological alterations in thymuses… CONTINUE READING