University of Hertfordshire

  • G. R. Nanayakkar
  • A. Bartlett
  • P.J. Whitfield
  • Marc Brown
  • R. W. Groves
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Pages (from-to)1113
JournalBritish Journal of Dermatology
Journal publication dateMay 2007
Publication statusPublished - May 2007
EventBritish Society for Investigative Dermatology Annual Meeting - Nottingham, United Kingdom
Duration: 16 Apr 200718 Apr 2007


The human parasite Schistosoma mansoni is known to modulate host immune responses in order to promote its own survival. However, studies investigating the interaction between the skin-invading cercarial stage and cells of the epidermis and
immune system are limited and largely based on animal models. In this study we have used cultured human skin cells and human skin explants to gain further insight into the immunobiology of cercarial/skin interactions

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