Volume 15, Number 3, September 2008Xth European Multicolloquium of Parasitology (EMOP-10, Paris, August 24-28, 2008)
|Page(s)||389 - 395|
|Published online||15 September 2008|
Xth EMOP, August 2008
Mucosal immunity in Toxoplasma gondii infection
RPPI, Institut Pasteur-INRA, 28, rue du Dr Roux, 75724 Paris cedex 15, France
2 Department of Microbiology, Dartmouth Medical School, Lebanon, NH 03756, USA
3 INSERM U793, Hopital Necker, 75115, Paris, France
4 INRA, IASP, 37380 Nouzilly, France
* Correspondence: Dominique Buzoni-Gatel. Tel.: + 33 (0)2 47 42 7314 – Fax: + 33 (0)2 47 71 17 62. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Toxoplasma gondii is an intracellular parasite that frequently infects a large spectrum of warm-blooded animals. This parasite induces abortion and establishes both chronic and silent infections, particularly in the brain. Parasite penetration into the host activates a strong anti-parasite immune response. In the present paper, we will discuss the interplay between innate and adaptive immunity that occurs within the infected intestine to clear the parasite and to maintain intestinal homeostasis despite the exacerbation of an inflammatory immune response.
Key words: Toxoplasma gondii / immunity / mucosal
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