Insights into the functional biology of schistosomes

Walker, Anthony John (2011) Insights into the functional biology of schistosomes. Parasites & Vectors, 4(203), ISSN (online) 1756-3305

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Abstract

ABSTRACT: The need to discover new treatments for human schistosomiasis has been an important driver for molecular research on schistosomes, a major breakthrough being the publication of the Schistosoma mansoni and Schistosoma japonicum genomes in 2009. This 'Primer' considers recent advances in the understanding of schistosome biology by providing a snapshot of selected areas of contemporary functional schistosome research, including that on the genome, the tegument, cell signalling and developmental biology, offering biologists a valuable insight into the life of these fascinating parasites at the basic and molecular level.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Japonicum tegument, proteomic analysis, helminth parasite, mansoni, genome, kinase, gene, discovery, proteins, surface
Research Area: Biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science, Engineering and Computing > School of Life Sciences
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Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2011 14:35
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2012 21:54
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/21390

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