Controlled Chaos of Polymorphic Mucins in a Metazoan Parasite (Schistosoma mansoni) Interacting with Its Invertebrate Host (Biomphalaria glabrata)

@article{Roger2008ControlledCO,
  title={Controlled Chaos of Polymorphic Mucins in a Metazoan Parasite (Schistosoma mansoni) Interacting with Its Invertebrate Host (Biomphalaria glabrata)},
  author={Emmanuel Roger and Christoph Grunau and Raymond J. Pierce and Hirohisa Hirai and Benjamin E. F. Gourbal and Richard Galinier and R{\'e}mi Emans and Italo Mario Cesari and C{\'e}line Cosseau and Guillaume Mitta},
  journal={PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={89 - 101}
}
Invertebrates were long thought to possess only a simple, effective and hence non-adaptive defence system against microbial and parasitic attacks. However, recent studies have shown that invertebrate immunity also relies on immune receptors that diversify (e.g. in echinoderms, insects and mollusks (Biomphalaria glabrata)). Apparently, individual or population-based polymorphism-generating mechanisms exists that permit the survival of invertebrate species exposed to parasites. Consequently, the… CONTINUE READING

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 41 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 72 references

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…