Christina D Fitch

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BACKGROUND Recent studies have shown the presence of additional allergenic proteins in honeybee and paper wasp venoms. Both venoms contain serine protease enzymes. OBJECTIVE We isolated and obtained complete sequences of honeybee and Mediterranean paper wasp venom proteases, both of which have significant IgE binding activity. The structures are compared(More)
Chloroquine, quinine, quinacrine and related drugs are effective antimalarial agents only against parasites that degrade haemoglobin. This fact prompted an examination of the role of ferriprotoporphyrin IX (FP), a product of haemoglobin degradation, in the mode of action of chloroquine. FP was identified as a high affinity drug receptor of malaria parasites(More)
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