Experientia

, Volume 37, Issue 1, pp 49–50 | Cite as

A putative role for eosinophils in tick rejection

  • A. V. Schleger
  • D. T. Lincoln
  • D. H. Kemp
Specialia

Summary

In the reaction ofBos taurus cattle to infestation by the tickBoophilus microplus, mast cell histamine is translocated by the eosinophils to the attachment site. The concentration pattern of this cutaneous mediator for pain appears related to the grooming behaviour of the host.

Keywords

Mast Cell Histamine Mast Attachment Site Putative Role 

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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Schleger
    • 1
  • D. T. Lincoln
    • 1
  • D. H. Kemp
    • 1
  1. 1.Divisions of Animal Production and Animal HealthCSIRO, Long Pocket LaboratoriesIndooroopillyAustralia

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