Immunity to Trichinella spiralis muscle infection

M. V. Fabre, D. P. Beiting, S. K. Bliss, J. A. Appleton

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Abstract

Trichinella spiralis larvae establish chronic infections in skeletal muscles of immunocompetent hosts. Muscle infection is crucial to transmission and survival of the parasite in nature. Chronic infections by this highly immunogenic parasite are associated with modulation or escape from potentially destructive immune responses. This review summarizes our current knowledge of immunity to muscle infection with T. spiralis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalVeterinary Parasitology
Volume159
Issue number3-4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 23 2009

Keywords

  • Immunity
  • Muscle
  • Regulation
  • Trichinella

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)

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