Damage to surface membrane of Schistosoma mansoni by pristane (2, 6, 10, 14 tetramethyl pentadecane) and other hydrophobic compounds.

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Intraperitoneal injection of cercariae into pristane (2, 6, 10, 14 tetramethyl pentadecane)-primed Balb/c mice led to greatly diminished numbers of portal and peritoneal worms compared with untreated mice. Schistosomula taken from the peritoneal cavity of pristane-primed mice carried globules of pristane on their surfaces, were contracted and were permeable… (More)

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