|Title: ||RESEARCH NOTE - IgE and IgG4 Antibodies in Subjects Reinfected with Schistosoma mansoni in an Endemic Area of Northeast Brazil|
|Authors: ||Gomes, Yara M.|
Gomes, Felipe C.
Furtado, Veridiana C.
Teixeira, Kirte M.
Souza, Wayner V.
Abath, Frederico Guilherme Coutinho
|Keywords: ||schistosomiasis - IgE and IgG4 antibodies - Schistosoma mansoni|
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-1998|
|Publisher: ||Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz|
|Citation: ||Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 93 Num s1|
|Abstract: ||Analysis of the immune response of resistant and susceptible subjects
in endemic areas indicated that resistance was associated with enhanced
anti-parasite-IgE levels and that reinfection occurred when patients
were producing high levels of antibodies that could compete with IgE.
The results of these reinfection studies suggest that acquired immunity
develops slowly with age and that, although other factors can not be
excluded, IgE specific antibodies play an important role in
|Other Identifiers: ||http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc98163|
|Rights: ||Copyright 1998 Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz|
|Appears in Collections:||Bioline International Legacy Collection|