Immunogenetics of Trichuris muris infection
Else, Kathryn J. (1989) Immunogenetics of Trichuris muris infection. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
Investigations have been made into the genetic control of immunity to the nematode Trichuris muris. Both background genes and genes within the mouse major histocompatibility complex (MHC), H-2, were shown to influence the expulsion of T. muris with the former having the stronger influence. At least two genes within the H-2 complex determined response phenotypes, the effects of "resistance" or "susceptibility" alleles at I-A being modulated by resistance or susceptibility alleles at aD end locus/loci. Differential responsiveness within slowly responding mouse strains suggested that parasite-dependent effects were also important.
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