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Parasitol Today. 1994 Jan;10(1):10-4.

CD8+ T cell-coccidia interactions.

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Protozoan Diseases Laboratory, Livestock and Poultry Sciences Institute, US Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, MD 20705, USA.


Host responses to coccidian parasites involve many facets of the immune system, including antigen-specific as well as antigen-nonspecific components. Hyun Lillehoj and James Trout here review the evidence that cell-mediated responses are probably the main line of defense against coccidial infection.

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