Excretion of ecdysteroids by schistosomes as a marker of parasite infection.

@article{Nird1984ExcretionOE,
  title={Excretion of ecdysteroids by schistosomes as a marker of parasite infection.},
  author={Philippe Nird{\'e} and Max de Reggi and G Tsoupras and G{\'e}rard Torpier and P Fressancourt and Andr{\'e} Capron},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  year={1984},
  volume={168 2},
  pages={235-40}
}
Ecdysteroids produced by schistosomes are released in biological fluids of infected hosts. In the sera, the concentration of ecdysteroids correlates with the permissiveness of the host to schistosome infection and its detection is available in the absence of positive parasitological tests. In the urine, ecdysteroid concentration decreases markedly after chemotherapy. 20-Hydroxyecdysone and its epimer were identified in the urine of infected patients using mass spectrometry. These data… CONTINUE READING

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