Stage-dependent transcriptional changes and characterization of paramyosin of the bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus.


The bovine lungworm Dictyocaulus viviparus is of major economic importance in cattle farming in the temperate zones. The invertebrate protein paramyosin is one of the main components of muscle thick filaments but can also exhibit immunomodulatory functions. It represents a promising vaccine candidate in parasitic helminths. In this study, D. viviparus… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.parint.2009.07.003