Tick-induced modulation of the host immune response.

@article{Wikel1994TickinducedMO,
  title={Tick-induced modulation of the host immune response.},
  author={Stephen K. Wikel and Rao Ramachandra and Douglas K Bergman},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={1994},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={59-66}
}
The tick-host-pathogen interface is characterised by complex immunological interactions. Host immune responses to tick infestation and infection with tick-borne pathogens involve cytokines, antibodies, complement and T lymphocyte regulatory and effector pathways. A successful host-parasite relationship is a balance between limiting the parasite by host defenses and the ability of the parasite to modulate, evade or restrict the host response. Hosts acquire immunological based resistance to tick… CONTINUE READING
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