SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.44 número3Asociación entre enfermedad cardiovascular y anticuerpos contra Chlamydia pneumoniaeIdeas, creencias y percepciones acerca de la salud: reseña histórica índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • No hay artículos similaresSimilares en SciELO

Compartir


Salud Pública de México

versión impresa ISSN 0036-3634

Resumen

SANCHEZ-RAMIREZ, Blanca  y  TALAMAS-ROHANA, Patricia. The importance of prostaglandins in hepatic amebiasis. Salud pública Méx [online]. 2002, vol.44, n.3, pp.247-257. ISSN 0036-3634.

Prostaglandins are important mediators of inflammation; they also play a role in the regulation of both lymphocyte and macrophage functions. Hamster's liver lesions resulting from intraportal or intrahepatic inoculation of living Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites are characterized by an acute inflammatory response, where trophozoites are successively surrounded by polymorphonuclear leukocytes, lymphocytes, and macrophages. Incapability of these cells to counteract amebic invasion has been demonstrated in some studies. Prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) has potent effects on immune cells; its participation in amebic liver abscess has been reported recently. This paper presents a review of recent discoveries on biochemical mediators produced during inflammation due to Entamoeba histolytica infection, and their possible role in establishing the host's immune response.

Palabras clave : Entamoeba histolytica; prostaglandins; prostaglandin-endoperoxido synthase; cytokines; inflammation.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )

 

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons