Schistosome glysoconjugates.

  title={Schistosome glysoconjugates.},
  author={Richard D. Cummings and A. Kwame Nyame},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1455 2-3},
Schistosomes are trematodes known as blood flukes that cause schistosomiasis in people and animals. The male and female worms reside mainly in intestinal veins where they lay eggs that result in a wide-ranging pathology in infected individuals. A growing body of evidence indicates that carbohydrates on glycoproteins, glycolipids and glycosaminoglycans synthesized by the parasite are targets of humoral immunity and may play a role in modulating host immune responses. Carbohydrate antigens may… CONTINUE READING

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