Protective role of neutrophils in mice experimentally infected with Rhodococcus equi. Academic Article uri icon


  • Neutrophils are important in controlling early infections with the intracellular bacterium Rhodococcus equi. Antineutrophil monoclonal antibody (RB6-8C5)-induced neutrophil deficiency during the first week after experimental infection of mice with R. equi resulted in more severe disease and significantly increased tissue concentrations of R. equi.

published proceedings

  • Infect Immun

author list (cited authors)

  • Martens, R. J., Cohen, N. D., Jones, S. L., Moore, T. A., & Edwards, J. F.

citation count

  • 33

complete list of authors

  • Martens, Ronald J||Cohen, Noah D||Jones, Samuel L||Moore, Thomas A||Edwards, John F

publication date

  • October 2005