Schistosome cercarial interactions with human keratinocytes and langerhans cells

G.R. Nanayakkara, A. Bartlett, P.J. Whitfield, Marc Brown, R. Groves

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110
Number of pages1
JournalJournal of Investigative Dermatology
Issue numberS3
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006
Event36th Annual European Society for Dermatological Research (ESDR) Meeting - Paris, United Kingdom
Duration: 7 Sept 20069 Sept 2006


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