Circulating Biomphalaria glabrata hemocyte subpopulations possess shared schistosome glycans and receptors capable of binding larval glycoconjugates.

@article{Yoshino2013CirculatingBG,
  title={Circulating Biomphalaria glabrata hemocyte subpopulations possess shared schistosome glycans and receptors capable of binding larval glycoconjugates.},
  author={Timothy P. Yoshino and Xiao-jun Wu and Laura A. Gonzalez and Cornelis H Hokke},
  journal={Experimental parasitology},
  year={2013},
  volume={133 1},
  pages={28-36}
}
Host lectin-like recognition molecules may play an important role in innate resistance in Biomphalaria glabrata snails to larval schistosome infection, thus implicating parasite-expressed glycans as putative ligands for these lectin receptors. While host lectins may utilize specific glycan structures for parasite recognition, it also has been hypothesized that the parasite may use this system to evade immune detection by mimicking naturally-expressed host glycans, resulting in reduced… CONTINUE READING
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