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The Role of Eosinophils in Parasitic Helminth Infections: Insights from Genetically Modified Mice

Behm, Carolyn; Ovington, Karen

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Eosinophilia - an increase in the number of eosinophils in the blood or tissues - has historically been recognized as a distinctive feature of helminth infections in mammals. Yet the precise functions of these cells are still poorly understood. Many scientists consider that their primary function is protection against parasites, although there is little unequivocal in vivo evidence to prove this. Eosinophils are also responsible for considerable pathology in mammals because they are inevitably...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/91227
Source: Parasitology Today
DOI: 10.1016/S0169-4758(99)01620-8

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