The acute phase protein response during parasitic infection
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There is a paucity of comprehensive studies of the APP response in parasitic infection. This should be remedied for two reasons. First, as there is a limited number of cytokines with hepatocyte-stimulating activities, and as each one elicits a unique spectrum of protein changes, examination of the APP response during infection could provide insight into the cytokines involved. Second, the presence of IL-1, IL-6 and TNF, the mediators of the APR, in tissues and circulation have important implications for subsequent immune responses.
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