Falcone, F.H. and Pritchard, D.I. and Gibbs, B.F. (2001) The Role of Basophils in the Immune Response to Parasites. Trends in Parasitology, 17 (3). pp. 126-129. ISSN 1471-4922.
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The link between parasites and eosinophilia has been known for more than a century, although the role of eosinophils in host protection is still an open issue. Much less appreciated, however, is the concurrent systemic induction of a related cell type,the basophil, in parasitized hosts, To date, little is known about the role of basophils in immunity against parasites, but recent evidence points to a possible crucial role in the initiation of T-helper type 2 responses in the host. In this article, we review the current understanding of parasitic infections and basophils and discuss their putative role in immunity.
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|Divisions:||Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > Medway School of Pharmacy|
|Depositing User:||Bernhard F- Gibbs|
|Date Deposited:||14 Sep 2008 09:38|
|Last Modified:||14 Jan 2010 14:17|
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