Sixty Balb/c mice (Mus musculus) were used in the present study. It was conducted out in the animal house of the Department of Biology/College of Education for Women. The mice were infected with Entamoeba histolytica isolated from positive stool samples obtained from children in pediatric hospital in Kirkuk city governorate followed by treatment with aqueous extract of Cyperus rotundus and Thymus serpyllum. Results revealed a significant increase of P < 0.05 in immunoglobulin A, immunoglobulin G,, and immunoglobulin M antibody levels among infected mice when it was compared with the control and treated groups of aqueous extracts of studied plant. This indicates the efficacy of these extracts as treatment.
Antibody levels, Entamoeba histolytica, Thymus serpyllum, Cyperus rotundus, Dysentery
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Hussein, Farhan K.; Mahmoud, Ashraf J.; and Yousif, Buthainah J.
"Estimation of Immunoglobulin A, Immunoglobulin G, and Immunoglobulin M Antibody Levels in Laboratory Mice Balb/c Infected with Entamoeba histolytica and Treatment with Aqueous Extracts of Cyperus rotundus and Thymus serpyllum,"
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