Immune response to Encephalitozoon cuniculi infection

Imtiaz A. Khan, Magali Moretto, Louis M. Weiss

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Microsporidia are obligate intracellular parasites, which can cause complications in immunocompromised individuals. Very little is known about the host immune response generated against these infectious agents. Encephalitozoon cuniculi is the best studied microsporidian and the protective immune response against this parasite is mediated by cytotoxic CD8+ T cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)401-405
Number of pages5
JournalMicrobes and Infection
Issue number5
StatePublished - Apr 2001


  • CD8 T cells
  • Immune response
  • Microsporidia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases


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