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Los productos de excreción-secreción de Fasciola hepatica disminuyen la producción de células productoras de anticuerpos contra antígenos timodependientes en ratones

Veterinaria Mexico (Impact Factor: 0.17). 01/2008;
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ABSTRACT El objetivo del presente estudio fue evaluar el efecto de los productos de excreción-secreción de Fasciola hepatica adulta administrados vía intraperitoneal (ip) a ratones NIH, sobre el número de células productoras de anticuerpos contra eritrocitos de borregos (antígeno timodependiente). Trece ratones fueron distribuidos al azar en dos grupos que fueron tratados ip, diariamente durante siete días, ya sea con solución salina amortiguadora de fosfatos (Grupo I: SSAF, n = 6) o con productos de excreción-secreción de Fasciola hepatica adulta (Grupo II: PES_Fh, n = 7). Al día ocho, cada ratón en ambos grupos fue inmunizado vía ip con eritrocitos de borrego y cuatro días más tarde se determinó el número de células formadoras de placa (CFP) en una suspensión de células del bazo de cada ratón. El número promedio (± EEM) de CFP obtenido en el grupo SSAF fue signifi cativamente más alto (72 ± 10; P < 0.01) que el valor observado en el grupo PES_Fh (27 ± 9). Los resultados indican que los PES_Fh inducen inmunosupresión a antígenos timodependientes en ratones.

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