ZOOL 452: Responses to questions asked during the review session
1. Immune responses to ticks?
inflammatory response from damage to the skin (chelicerae cut through the skin)
secretory products (eg: salivary gland antigens and cement) ▯antigenic material that can
stimulate the immune response of the host
there is a direct relationship between a strong basophilic response and tick infestations
lots of basophil degranulation ▯localized skin anaphylactic response
tick salivary gland antigens stimulate the production of IgE
upon secondary response to the tick ▯basophils degranulate
inflammatory response ▯just a general response
grooming by the animal increases hair loss.
after the primary response ▯can get localized anaphylactic response… not systemic.
2. Immune response to GI tract helminths?
less intense because of the mucosal ba