, Volume 33, Issue 12, pp 1586–1587 | Cite as

Suppression and enhancement of humoral immune response toToxoplasma gondii by passive antibody

  • K. N. Masihi
  • H. Werner
Specialia Biologica


Anti-toxoplasma antibodies administered passively to mice may lead to suppression or enhancement (reported for the first time with Protozoan parasites) of subsequent antibody response when these animals are later infected withToxoplasma gondii. The outcome is dependent on infecting strain of Toxoplasma and the antigen-antibody ratio.


Immune Response Antibody Response Humoral Immune Response Protozoan Parasite Passive Antibody 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • K. N. Masihi
    • 1
  • H. Werner
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Medical ParasitologyRobert Koch InstituteBerlin 65 (West)

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