EurekaMag.com logo
+ Site Statistics
References:
52,725,316
Abstracts:
28,411,598
+ Search Articles
+ Subscribe to Site Feeds
EurekaMag Most Shared ContentMost Shared
EurekaMag PDF Full Text ContentPDF Full Text
+ PDF Full Text
Request PDF Full TextRequest PDF Full Text
+ Follow Us
Follow on FacebookFollow on Facebook
Follow on TwitterFollow on Twitter
Follow on Google+Follow on Google+
Follow on LinkedInFollow on LinkedIn

+ Translate

Evidence of the growth factor in mouse serum infected with Spirometra erinacei plerocercoids


Zeitschrift für Parasitenkunde 72(1): 83-87
Evidence of the growth factor in mouse serum infected with Spirometra erinacei plerocercoids
To investigate the action of the growth factor secreted by Spirometra erinacei plerocercoids, various organ weights, body weight and head-body length were measured in Snell normal and dwarf mice after injection with the serum from mice and rats. Serum from mice infected with the plerocercoids caused significant increases in the weights of the liver and spleen, in the same manner as mice infected with the plerocercoids. However, serum from rats infected with plerocercoids did not cause significant changes in these parameters. The growth factor in the serum of mice infected with plerocercoids was stable at -20.degree. C for at least 6 months and easily passed through the peritoneum.


Accession: 005411783

PMID: 3962430



Related references

Hepatotrophic activity in mouse serum infected with plerocercoids of Spirometra erinacei. Parasitology Research 80(8): 629-633, 1994

Growth-promoting effect of Spirometra erinacei (Rudolphi, 1819) plerocercoids in mature mice. Relationship between number of infected plerocercoids and growth-promoting effects. Japanese Journal of Parasitology, 315: 353-360, 1982

Characteristics of the growth hormone-like factor produced by plerocercoids of Spirometra erinacei. Japanese Journal of Parasitology 42(3): 185-192, 1993

Growth-promoting effect of Spirometra erinacei (Rudolphi, 1819) plerocercoids in mature mice--relationship between number of infected plerocercoids and growth-promoting effect.. Japanese journal of parasitology 31(5): 353-3607-14, 1982

Enhancement of serum somatomedin activity and cartilage mitotic activity in snell normal and dwarf mice infected with spirometra erinacei plerocercoids. Japanese Journal of Parasitology 35(5): 411-418, 1986

Histopathological characteristics of snakes elaphe quadrivirgata infected with plerocercoids of spirometra erinacei. Japanese Journal of Herpetology 11(2): 64-65, 1985

Lipid metabolism in golden hamsters infected with plerocercoids of Spirometra erinacei (Cestoda: Pseudophyllidea). Parasitology 93: 143-151, 1986

Lipid metabolism in golden hamsters infected with plerocercoids of spirometra erinacei cestoda pseudophyllidae. Parasitology 93(1): 143-151, 1986

Decrease of liver glycogen content in golden hamsters infected with plerocercoids of Spirometra erinacei. Parasitology Research 77(4): 320-324, 1991

Carbohydrate metabolism in intact golden hamsters infected with plerocercoids of Spirometra erinacei (Cestoda: Diphyllobothriidae). Parasitology Research 74(2): 183-187, 1987