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The cuticle of filarial nematode parasites contains distinct and separable sets of soluble and structural proteins. Surface-labeling techniques have previously identified a soluble protein complex in adult stage Brugia which ranges in molecular weight from 15 to 200 kDa. Using an antiserum directed to the 15-kDa basal subunit of this complex, we show here(More)
Serine/threonine protein kinase activity was identified in excretory/secretory (ES) products of Trichinella spiralis infective larvae, via phosphorylation of exogenous and endogenous substrates. Protein kinase activity was identified as an authentic secretory product via blockade of release into culture medium by brefeldin A. Enzyme activity was(More)
We have begun to reconstruct the ancient history of the nematode phylum based on cytochrome c and globin amino acid sequences. The data suggest that the nematode ancestor diverged from a line leading to mammals about 1 billion years ago and that the most recent common ancestor of the extant species Caenorhabditis elegans, Trichostrongylus colubriformis,(More)
The globins of the nematode parasite Nippostrongylus brasiliensis have oxygen affinities 100-fold higher than the rodent host's haemoglobins. Two isoforms are found, one located in the cuticle, and the other in the body of the nematode. Both isoforms have been cloned and analysed for clues as to function and evolution. The body globin isoform is first(More)
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