Submitted to: Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: October 15, 1995
Publication Date: N/A
Interpretive Summary: The author was invited to chair a workshop session on parasite immunity at the 4th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium. The purpose of the discussion workshop was to provide a forum for an informal dialog among those symposium participants who have an interest in parasite immunology and/or are actively investigating this aspect of the host-parasite interaction. The intention was to discuss major issues in this area within a broad context, using specific examples as evidence for conceptual arguments. The topics were chosen in an effort to acknowledge as many areas of activity as were evident from the 24 poster presentations associated with the workshop. Thus, questions for discussion covered issues pertinent to immune responses to helminths, protozoa, and ectoparasites. The summaries were not meant to touch on all points raised during the discussion, but rather to highlight the central points, and conclusions if any were stated.
Technical Abstract: The author was invited to chair a workshop session on parasite immunity at the 4th International Veterinary Immunology Symposium, where several topics of concern to the research community were discussed. Experts in the field attended and the summary of the discussions were written as a review article and published as a paper included with others from the symposium in a special volume of Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology. The topics reviewed were: 1) Immune responses induced by nematode gut-associated antigens; 2) Source of leukocytes and associated cellular products for assessment of response to helminth, protozoal, and ectoparasite infections; 3) Parasitism in livestock: T-helper cell dichotomy in immune responses.