volume 75, issue 4, P644 1989
DOI: 10.2307/3282920
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Abstract: The ability of axenic Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites and amoebic protein preparations to stimulate chemotaxis of human polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMN) was evaluated. Virulent E. histolytica (strain HM1:IMSS) stimulated chemotaxis (delta distance = 0.55 +/- 0.02 mm, P less than 0.01 vs. control medium). Sonicated (100 micrograms protein/ml) or homogenized (500 micrograms protein/ml) virulent amoebae also significantly stimulated PMN chemotaxis, whereas preparations of the nonpathogenic "Entamoeba-like" …

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