Multiple cathepsin B isoforms in schistosomula of Trichobilharzia regenti: identification, characterisation and putative role in migration and nutrition.


Among schistosomatids, Trichobilharzia regenti, displays an unusual migration through the peripheral and central nervous system prior to residence in the nasal cavity of the definitive avian host. Migration causes tissue degradation and neuromotor dysfunction both in birds and experimentally infected mice. Although schistosomula have a well-developed gut… (More)


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