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Title: Eosinophilia and acquisition of resistance to nematospiroides dubius in mice sensitized with adult worms.
Authors: Hurley, James C.
Vadas, M. A.
Issue Date: 1983
Publisher: University of Adelaide
Place of publication: Adelaide
Journal title: The Australian Journal of Experimental Biology and Medical Science
Volume: 61
Issue: 1
Start Page: 1
End Page: 9
Abstract: BALB/c mice develop resistance to challenge with N. dubius third stage infective larvae (L3) 2-3 weeks after the administration of N. dubius worms. In contrast, CBA/H mice fail to develop resistance. Experiments were performed to test the hypothesis that the reason for the different behaviour of these mice was a difference in their eosinophil response. BALB/c mice and BALB/c leads to (BALB/c x CBA/H)F1 bone marrow chimaeras but not CBA/H mice or CBA/H leads to (BALB/c x CBA/H)F1 chimaeras mounted strong eosinophilia after N. dubius sensitization and the eosinophil response was associated with resistance to L3 infection in these mice. Induction of a mild eosinophilia in CBA/H mice by non-parasite antigen keyhole limpet haemocyanin (KLH) in complete Freund's adjuvant (CFA) following cyclophosphamide (CY) treatment was associated with the acquisition of a degree of resistance to L3 infection. In BALB/c mice, increase in eosinophilia induced by CY and KLH-CFA was not associated with a further reduction in worm numbers. These experiments support the hypothesis that eosinophilia is an important component of host protective immunity in vivo, and suggest a new basis for the heterogeneity of the outcome of some parasite infestations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11054/49
ISSN: 0004-945X
Internal ID Number: 00036
Health Subject: ANIMALS
ANTIGENS - ADMINISTRATION AND DOSAGE
CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE - ADMINISTRATION AND DOSAGE
DOSE RESPONSE RELATIONSHIP - IMMUNOLOGIC
EOSINOPHILIA - ETIOLOGY
EOSINOPHILIA - IMMUNOLOGY
FEMALE
FREUND'S ADJUVANT - ADMINISTRATION AND DOSAGE
HEMOCYANIN
INNATE IMMUNITY
IMMUNISATION
MICE
TIME FACTORS
RADIATION CHIMERA
NEMATODE INFECTIONS
ANTIGENS
KEYHOLE LIMPET HEMOCYANIN
CYCLOPHOSPHAMIDE
FREUND'S ADJUVANT
Type: Journal Article
Article
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