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Molecular Mimicry: Antigen Sharing by Parasite and Host and Its Consequences
  • R. Damian
  • Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • 1 May 1964
Several recent papers have been concerned with a hitherto neglected aspect of the host-parasite relationship: the sharing of antigens between parasite and host. These reports have called attention toExpand
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Taenia crassiceps: androgen reconstitution of the host leads to protection during cysticercosis.
The effects of testosterone, dihydrotestosterone, and 17beta-estradiol in castrated mice of both sexes infected with Taenia crassiceps cysticerci were studied. The results showed that castration andExpand
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Mitochondrial content of choroid plexus epithelium
Abstract The objective of the present study was to examine the apparent work capacity of one of the two separate membrane systems (the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier) that isolate the mammalianExpand
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Evidence for host-induced selection in Schistosoma mansoni.
A population of Schistosoma mansoni from Kenya was isolated in 1968 and subsequently passaged simultaneously through 2 different vertebrate hosts: baboons and mice. Recent electrophoretic studiesExpand
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Parasite immune evasion and exploitation: reflections and projections.
  • R. Damian
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Parasitology
  • 1 December 1997
Recent developments in parasite immune evasion and exploitation are reviewed with special reference to the papers presented in this volume. Parasites, broadly defined, of animals with good immuneExpand
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Complex-type asparagine-linked oligosaccharides in glycoproteins synthesized by Schistosoma mansoni adult males contain terminal beta-linked N-acetylgalactosamine.
Many studies have shown that the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni contains glycoproteins whose oligosaccharide side chains are antigenic in infected hosts. We report here that adult maleExpand
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The human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni synthesizes a novel type of glycosphingolipid.
Previous studies have shown that the glycoprotein oligosaccharides synthesized by adult Schistosoma mansoni, the organism responsible for human schistosomiasis, are unusual in that they containExpand
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Murine alloantigen acquisition by schistosomula of Schistosoma mansoni: Further evidence for the presence of K, D, and I region gene products on the tegumental surface
Previous studies have demonstrated that shistosomula, recovered from the lungs of Schistosoma mansoni‐infected mice, acquire H‐2Kk and both Ik and Is gene products. We confirmed and extended thoseExpand
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A novel cathepsin B active site motif is shared by helminth bloodfeeders.
This study compared specific protein sequence motifs present within cathepsin B-like cysteine proteases from a number of helminth parasites. We have focused our efforts on cathepsin B-like proteasesExpand
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Inhibition of p-450 aromatase prevents feminisation and induces protection during cysticercosis.
Cysticercotic male mice undergo an impressive feminisation process, characterised by 200 times increased serum 17beta-estradiol levels while testosterone and dihydrotestosterone are 90% reduced,Expand
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