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IL-5 contributes to worm expulsion and muscle hypercontractility in a primary T. spiralis infection

Vallence, Bruce; Blennerhasset, P; Deng, Y; Matthaei, Klaus; Young, I M; Collins, Stephen Frederick

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Enteric nematode infections lead to increased interleukin (IL)-5 expression, eosinophilic inflammation, and intestinal smooth muscle hypercontractility. Although eosinophils release inflammatory mediators that cause smooth muscle contraction, the role of

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92468
Source: American Journal of Physiology: Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology

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