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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: The Influence Of Hydrocortisone On Cellular Defence Mechanisms Of Biomphalaria Glabrata.
Author: Serrano, Deborah Regina
Zanotti-Magalhaes, Eliana Maria
Magalhaes, Luiz Augusto
Ferreira de Carvalho, José
Abstract: Since the internal defense system of mollusks consists of cellular and humoral mechanisms, we examined the role of hydrocortisone in mollusks defense cells and the influence of this steroid on the development of Schistosoma mansoni in its intermediary host. Hydrocortisone had an immunosuppressive action in Biomphalaria glabrata, as reflected in the reduced number of defense cells and the altered cell physiology. Histopathological analysis showed that hydrocortisone facilitated the intramolluscan development of S. mansoni, by reducing the extent of the inflammatory response, seen as a greater number of viable sporocysts with no surrounding hemocytes.
Subject: Animals
Anti-inflammatory Agents
Blood Cell Count
Blood Cells
Schistosoma Mansoni
Citation: Memórias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. v. 97, n. 6, p. 881-5, 2002-Sep.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2002
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