The nervous and prenervous roles of serotonin in Echinococcus spp.

Abstract

Serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT) is an important neuroactive and morphogenetic molecule in several metazoan phyla, including flatworms. Serotoninergic nervous system studies are incomplete and 5-HT function/s are unknown in Echinococcus spp., the flatworm parasites that cause hydatid disease. In the present work, we searched for genes of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2013.03.006

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