The parasitic nematode Strongyloides stercoralis (Ss) infects 30-100 million people worldwide, yet little is known about the immune response in humans. Previous studies on innate immunity to Ss in mice have demonstrated a role for eosinophils, neutrophils (PMN) and complement activation in the protective immune response.
Recommended CitationBonne-Annee, Sandra; Kerepesi, Laura A.; Hess Ligas, Jessica A.; and Abraham, PhD, David, "Macrophages and neutrophils from humans and mice kill larval Strongyloides stercoralis during innate immunity" (2011). Department of Microbiology and Immunology Faculty Papers. Paper 16.