Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Online ISSN : 1347-7439
Print ISSN : 0916-7250
ISSN-L : 0916-7250
Role of Host Immune Response in the Occurrence of Gastropathy in Rats Infected with Larval Taenia taeniaeformis
Jose Alexander ABELLAYuzaburo OKUNariaki NONAKAMamoru ITOMasao KAMIYA
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1997 Volume 59 Issue 11 Pages 1039-1043


Decrease of spleen weight from peak to control levels together with a corresponding decline of serum IgG level at the onset of gastric hyperplasia in Taenia taeniaeformis-infected euthymic rats, may indicate that a form of down regulation of host immune response during the course of larval T. taeniaeformis infection could facilitate the occurrence of gastropathy in rats. Gastric hyperplasia developed in T. taeniaeformis-infected athymic nude rats, indicating that occurrence of gastropathy associated with larval T. taeniaeformis infection in the rat is T cell independent. Apparently, gastric hyperplasia appeared early in nude rats which suggests that absence of T cell-mediated response could have facilitated its early occurrence.

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