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Effect of gamma radiation on the activity of hemocytes and on the course of Schistosoma mansoni infection in resistant Biomphalaria tenagophila snails.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
0074-0276
Publisher
SciELO
Publication Date
Volume
98
Issue
1
Pages
73–75
Identifiers
PMID: 12700864
Source
Medline

Abstract

High doses of gamma radiation (10 Krad) in Biomphalaria tenagophila snails (Taim strain), which have been found to be resistant to Schistosoma mansoni, were not sufficient to impair their resistance to the parasite. The number of hemocytes, as well as their phagocytic activity, were not affected by irradiation, thus showing resemblance with mammal macrophages, which are resistant to gamma irradiation also.

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