Production of IgE and Reaginic Antibody in Rats in Relation to Worm Infections

  • Ellen E. E. Jarrett


Natural or experimental infection with live worm parasites is the most effective known stimulus for the production of IgE, resulting generally in higher levels of both antibody and total IgE than can be elicited by any other means. This general proposition is put into perspective by adding that virtually all animals are naturally infected with helminth parasites as are indeed the majority of human beings. Hookworm infection alone affects about 400 million people.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ellen E. E. Jarrett
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  1. 1.Veterinary Hospital, Wellcome Laboratories for Experimental ParasitologyUniversity of GlasgowBearsden, GlasgowUK

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