Identification and characterization of a serine protease inhibitor of Paragonimus westermani


Paragonimus westermani is a trematode parasite that causes pulmonary and/or extrapulmonary granulomatous disease in humans. In this study, we identified a full-length gene encoding a novel serine protease inhibitor of P. westermani (PwSERPIN) and characterized the biochemical properties of the recombinant protein. PwSERPIN had an open reading frame of 1,164… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00436-008-1219-6


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