The Role of Basophils in the Immune Response to Parasites.

Falcone, Franco H. and Pritchard, David and Gibbs, Bernhard F (2001) The Role of Basophils in the Immune Response to Parasites. Trends in Parasitology, 17 (3). pp. 126-129. ISSN 1471-4922. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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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.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine
Q Science > QR Microbiology > QR180 Immunology
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: 04 Jul 2014 11:14
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