Cell phenotypic change due to Cryptosporidium parvum infection in immunocompetent mice
- Autores: Borrego M, Codices V, de Sousa B, Lopes A, Martins C, Matos O, Novo C, Pinho M
- Ano de Publicação: 2013
- Journal: Acta Parasitologica
- Link: http://link.springer.com/article/10.2478%2Fs11686-013-0113-2
Cryptosporidium parvum is an intracellular parasite causing enteritis which can become life-threatening in immunocompromised host. Immunoregulatory T cells play a central role in the regulatory network of the host. Here, we proposed to characterize the populations of immune cells during infection and reinfection with C. parvum. Four-week-old BALB/C mice were inoculated with oocysts of C. parvum at days 0 and 22.