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The genomes of four tapeworm species reveal adaptations to parasitism
Tapeworms (Cestoda) cause neglected diseases that can be fatal and are difficult to treat, owing to inefficient drugs. Here we present an analysis of tapeworm genome sequences using theExpand
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Disruption of microtubule assembly and spindle formation as a mechanism for the induction of aneuploid cells by sodium arsenite and vanadium pentoxide.
Arsenic and vanadium are important environmental and industrial pollutants. Due to their widespread occurrence and potential genotoxicity, we studied the aneuploidy-inducing effects of these elementsExpand
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Taenia solium disease in humans and pigs: an ancient parasitosis disease rooted in developing countries and emerging as a major health problem of global dimensions.
This article reviews current knowledge on human and porcine cysticercosis caused by Taenia solium. It highlights the conditions favorable for its prevalence and transmission, as well as currentExpand
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Phylogenetic Relationships of Acanthocephala Based on Analysis of 18S Ribosomal RNA Gene Sequences
Abstract. Acanthocephala (thorny-headed worms) is a phylum of endoparasites of vertebrates and arthropods, included among the most phylogenetically basal tripoblastic pseudocoelomates. The phylum isExpand
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Bacterial 16S rRNA Gene Analysis Revealed That Bacteria Related to Arcobacter spp. Constitute an Abundant and Common Component of the Oyster Microbiota (Tiostrea chilensis)
To explore the bacterial microbiota in Chilean oyster (Tiostrea chilensis), a molecular approach that permits detection of different bacteria, independently of their capacity to grow in cultureExpand
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Phylogenetic analysis based on 18S ribosomal RNA gene sequences supports the existence of class polyacanthocephala (acanthocephala).
Members of phylum Acanthocephala are parasites of vertebrates and arthropods and are distributed worldwide. The phylum has traditionally been divided into three classes, Archiacanthocephala,Expand
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Genome analysis of Excretory/Secretory proteins in Taenia solium reveals their Abundance of Antigenic Regions (AAR)
Excretory/Secretory (ES) proteins play an important role in the host-parasite interactions. Experimental identification of ES proteins is time-consuming and expensive. Alternative bioinformaticsExpand
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Paramyosin inhibits complement C1.
We report here the results of studies showing that inhibition of C is a property of several invertebrate paramyosins. Paramyosins from Taenia solium, Schistosoma mansoni, and the mussel MytilusExpand
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Biocompatibility and toxicological studies of carbon nanotubes doped with nitrogen.
In this report, we compare the toxicological effects between pure carbon multiwalled nanotubes (MWNTs) and N-doped multiwalled carbon (CNx) nanotubes. Different doses of tubes were administered inExpand
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Evolutionary biology of parasitic platyhelminths: The role of molecular phylogenetics.
As our appreciation of the diversity within the flatworms has grown, so too has our curiosity about the ways in which these varied creatures are related to one another. In particular, the parasiticExpand
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