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Functional Characterization of Neutrophils from Nine-Banded Armadillos (Dasypus novemcicntus; Edentata, Dasypodidae) Infected with Microfilariae

Marcela López-Hurtado1 and Fernando M. Guerra-Infante1
  • 1 Instituto Politécnico, Mexico

Abstract

The neutrophils from uninfected armadillos have adequate phagocytic and bacteriocidal activity, but diminished chemotactic activity. However, endocytic activity from armadillo neutrophils infected with bacteria, parasites or viruses is unknown. This report shows that neutrophils from armadillos infected with microfilariae displayed deficiencies in their bacteriocidal mechanisms and TNF-like production, but not in their endocytic capacity.

American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences
Volume 1 No. 1, 2006, 5-7

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2006.5.7

Submitted On: 30 May 2006 Published On: 30 June 2006

How to Cite: López-Hurtado, M. & Guerra-Infante, F. M. (2006). Functional Characterization of Neutrophils from Nine-Banded Armadillos (Dasypus novemcicntus; Edentata, Dasypodidae) Infected with Microfilariae. American Journal of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, 1(1), 5-7. https://doi.org/10.3844/ajavsp.2006.5.7

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Keywords

  • Armadillo
  • Dasypus novemcinctus
  • microfilariae
  • neutrophils