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Zinc deficiency and host response to helminth infection: Echinostoma caproni infections in CBA mice

Zinc deficiency and host response to helminth infection: Echinostoma caproni infections in CBA mice

Journal of Helminthology 70(1): 7-12

The effect of zinc deficiency on the response of CBA mice to infection with Echinostoma caproni was examined. Young CBA mice were allocated to one of 3 dietary groups: a group fed a zinc-deficient diet ad libitum, a control group pair-fed a zinc-sufficient diet and a control group fed a zinc-sufficient diet ad libitum. The mice on the zinc-deficient diet gained significantly less weight than the pair-fed controls.

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PMID: 8960196

DOI: 10.1017/s0022149x00015066

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