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Concerted action of perforin and granzymes is critical for the elimination of Trypanosoma cruzi from mouse tissues, but prevention of early host death is in addition dependent on the FasL/Fas pathway

Muller, Uwe; Sobek, Vera; Balkow, Sandra; Hulscher, C; Mullbacher, Arno; Museteanu, Crisan; Mossmann, Horst; Simon, Markus M


CTL and NK cells are critical for resistance to acute Trypanosoma cruzi infection, but are also implicated in the pathology induced by this intracellular protozoan parasite. Here we explore to what extent the two main cytolytic pathways of CTL and NK cells, i.e. the granule exocytosis and the Fas ligand (FasL)/Fas pathways, are responsible for the elimination of parasites from mouse tissues and control of organ pathology. For this purpose we have employed mouse strains with targeted gene...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: European Journal of Immunology
DOI: 10.1002/immu.200390009


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