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Parasit Vectors. 2020 Feb 7.

Comparison of immune responses to Loa loa stage-specific antigen extracts in Loa loa-exposed BALB/c mice upon clearance of infection.

Chunda VC, Ritter M, Bate A, Gandjui NVT, Esum ME, Fombad FF, Njouendou AJ, Ndongmo PWC, Taylor MJ, Hoerauf A, Layland LE, Turner JD, Wanji S

Different immune mechanisms are capable of killing developmental stages of filarial nematodes and these mechanisms are also likely to vary between the primary and a challenge infection. However, the lack of a detailed analysis of cytokine, chemokine and immunoglobulin levels in human loiasis is still evident. Therefore, detailed analysis of immune responses induced by the different developmental stages of Loa loa in immune-competent BALB/c mice will aid in the characterization of distinct immune responses that are important for the immunity against loiasis.

PMID: 32033624