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.

author list (cited authors)

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

citation count

  • 31

publication date

  • September 2005