Medycyna Wet. 67 (11), 740-744, 2011

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Działo J., Deptuła W.
Immunity in helminth infections: New data
Helminths are multicellular eukaryotic parasites infecting many mammals, including humans. The mammalian immune system is a highly evolved network of cells and molecules that protects macroorganisms from invading pathogens. Immune processes involved in helminth infections are poorly understood. This paper presents the current view on the immune response in helminth infections. We also present new data on this subject, especially the interaction of helminths with PRR receptors and the role of newly discovered immune cells, such as nuocytes, MMP type2 cells, nTh2 cells, Ih2 cells the sources of interleukin 13, which play a very important role in helminth infections.
Keywords: helminth, immune system, PRR receptors