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Angiostrongyliasis, also known as eosinophils meningitis, is caused by Angiostrongylus cantonensis parasites in the human central nervous system. Currently, the drug of choice for treatment of angiostrongyliasis is albendazole, but dead worm lysis causes severe inflammatory response, which leads to central nervous system damage. Tribendimidine, a(More)
Galectin plays an important role in host–parasite interactions. In this study, we identified a novel gene encoding galectin-10 (AcGal-10) from the cDNA library of Angiostrongylus cantonensis and characterized its biological role in the parasite. Sequence and phylogeny analysis showed that AcGal-10 is related to other galectin family members with the(More)
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are a class of zinc-binding endopeptidases mainly responsible for degrading extracellular matrix constituent components, which also serve as effectors of leukocyte recruitment, cytotoxicity, cytokine and chemokine processing, and defensin activation involved in multiple mechanisms of immunomodulation. MMPs are a conserved(More)
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