University of Hertfordshire

Schistosome cercarial interactions with human keratinocytes and langerhans cells

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  • G.R. Nanayakkara
  • A. Bartlett
  • P.J. Whitfield
  • Marc Brown
  • R. Groves
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Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Pages (from-to)110
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Journal publication dateAug 2006
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Event36th Annual European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) Meeting - Paris, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sep 20069 Sep 2006


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. Here, cultured human skin cells and human skin explants were used to gain further insight into the immunobiology of cercarial/skin interactions.

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