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In Central Europe, the adults of nasal bird schistosomes of the genus Trichobilharzia have only been reported from experimental infections. Our work confirmed a relatively high prevalence of these parasites in wild anatid birds in the Czech Republic. The isolated miracidia were used to infect the...
In our previous work, the salivary gland extract (SGE) from Ixodes ricinus ticks impaired T-lymphocyte proliferation and clearly modulated the immune response towards the Th2 pattern in human peripheral blood mononuclear cell culture. In the present work, the results obtained on mouse splenocytes...
This study assessed the antimalarial activity of dipyridamole, a well-known vasodilator and inhibitor of platelet aggregation. Dipyridamole was effective against all of the erythrocytic stages such as rings, trophozoites and schizonts, and induced ultrastructual changes during the transition from...