Schistosome Feeding and Regurgitation

  title={Schistosome Feeding and Regurgitation},
  author={Patrick Skelly and Akram A. Da'dara and Xiao-Hong Li and William de Castro-Borges and Richard A Wilson},
  booktitle={PLoS pathogens},
Schistosomes are parasitic flatworms that infect >200 million people worldwide, causing the chronic, debilitating disease schistosomiasis. Unusual among parasitic helminths, the long-lived adult worms, continuously bathed in blood, take up nutrients directly across the body surface and also by ingestion of blood into the gut. Recent proteomic analyses of the body surface revealed the presence of hydrolytic enzymes, solute, and ion transporters, thus emphasising its metabolic credentials… CONTINUE READING