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Some biochemical and immunological aspects of host-parasite relationships. Comparative immunochemistry of larval and adult forms of Schistosoma mansoni

Kent, N.H.

Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 113(1): 100-113


ISSN/ISBN: 0077-8923
Accession: 014188972

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Examination of extracts of lyophilized cercariae and adults of Schistosoma mansoni showed that they contain less carbohydrate than do other helminths and only a small amount of protein(bound carbohydrates. Cercariae contain 50% less carbohydrate but more protein than adults. The proteins are extremely sensitive to extremes of temperature. Electrophoretic analysis revealed 10 protein systems in adults and 8 in cercariae.

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