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Title: The tegument of Schistosoma mansoni: genes, antigens and the host-parasite relationship
Authors: Xavier, Edeneide Maria
Lucena-Silva, Norma
Werkhauser, Roberto P.
Franco, Glória Regina
Santos, Ricardo A. A. Lira
Simpson, Andrew J. G.
Abath, Frederico Guilherme Coutinho
Keywords: Schistosoma mansoni - tegument - genes - antigens
Issue Date: 31-Dec-1998
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 93 Num s1
Abstract: Cercaria, the infective larvae of Schistosoma mansoni are released from a molluscan host and must penetrate the skin of the human host within several hours in order to continue the life-cycle of the parasite. Thus, after release, the parasite progresses from a transient life in fresh water to a new parasitic existence initially in the skin and subsequently in the bloodstream of the host. The parasite undergoes adaptative changes to effect this transition, many of them at the level of the tegument. Although some of these alterations constitute mechanisms to avoid the immune defense, paradoxically, many antigens, targets of the immune response against the schistosome, are also associated with the tegument.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/22013
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc98144
Rights: Copyright 1998 Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
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