[Immunology] INSECTS AND HOST IMMUNE SYSTEM
(by dbarile from ucdavis.edu)
Tue Feb 3 13:39:41 EST 2009
I am fascinated by the theory that endemic helminthoses activate the
Th2 system in the host, particularly at mucosal surfaces, to provide a
different level of immunological homeostasis.
I was wondering if anyone had information/thoughts about insects. Do
insects have the same ability? Are accidentally ingested insects (e.g.
fly larvae in cured meats) able to induce immunological modification
in the host?
Thank you very much to who will answer my question.
Food Science Dep.
University of California, Davis
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