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Author Bin Dajem, Saad M. ♦ Mostafa, Osama M. S. ♦ El Said, Fahmy G.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2008
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Immunology ♦ Microbiology ♦ Medical Microbiology
Abstract In this article, two strains of mice BALB/C and C57 were infected with Egyptian strain of Schistosoma mansoni. BALB/C mice appeared to harbor fewer parasites than did C57 mice. The hepatic and intestinal tissues of C57 mice were loaded with more eggs than that of BALB/C mice. Regardless the strain of mice, the number of eggs per gram of liver tissues was higher than in the intestinal tissues. Some biochemical parameters were measured in the liver of infected and non-infected mice; a significant decrease in the activities of alkaline phosphatase, catalase, glutathione-s-transferase, glutathione, and total lipids of infected mice compared to their matched control were observed. However, there was a significant increase in malondialdehyde level of infected mice compared to their matched group. Detailed discussion on the parasitological and biochemical differences between the two strains was presented.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2008-07-12
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 103
Issue Number 5
Page Count 5
Starting Page 1059
Ending Page 1063


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