Haemonchus contortus & friends

Mike Winter m.d.winter at leeds.ac.uk
Wed Jan 26 11:37:32 EST 2000


Russell, you could have a look at Trichinella pseudospiralis which is
unencapsulated in muscle unlike its relatives.  It also causes upregulation
of cortisol in the host to keep the immune response in check. Try looking at
references by GL Stewart in the mid '80's.

Mike

Russell Farris wrote in message <#WziAPjZ$GA.252 at cpmsnbbsa02>...
>        Is there an online list of parasites with descriptions? At the
>moment I'm interested in Haemonchus contortus because it stimulates the
>production of cortisol in its host. It is the only cortisol-stimulating
worm
>I have found in PubMed, although Strongyloides stercoralis may be another.
>Thanks,
>
>Russ
>
>






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