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  1. Anopheles maculatus (s.s.) is an important vector of malaria in Indonesia. Previously it was considered the only member of the Maculatus Group present in Indonesia. A novel species was recently identified in the ...

    Authors: Triwibowo Ambar Garjito, Umi Widiastuti, Mujiyono Mujiyono, Mega Tyas Prihatin, Widiarti Widiarti, Riyani Setyaningsih, Siti Alfiah, Barandi Sapta Widartono, Din Syafruddin, Tri Baskoro Tunggul Satoto, Laurent Gavotte, Michael J. Bangs, Sylvie Manguin and Roger Frutos

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:351

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  2. Four species of Strongyloides, Strongyloides felis, Strongyloides planiceps, Strongyloides stercoralis and Strongyloides tumefaciens, have been identified in cats based on morphology and location in the host with...

    Authors: Judit M. Wulcan, Michelle M. Dennis, Jennifer K. Ketzis, Thomas J. Bevelock and Guilherme G. Verocai

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:349

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  3. In the last decade, resistance to antimonials has become a serious problem due to the emergence of drug-resistant strains. Therefore, understanding the mechanisms used by Leishmania parasites to survive under dru...

    Authors: Luz H. Patino, Carlos Muskus and Juan David Ramírez

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:348

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  4. Live anticoccidial vaccines have been a tremendous success for disease prevention. The establishment of the reverse genetic manipulation platform has enabled the development of Eimeria parasites, the live anticoc...

    Authors: Xinming Tang, Chaoyue Wang, Lin Liang, Dandan Hu, Sixin Zhang, Chunhui Duan, Jingxia Suo, Xianyong Liu, Xun Suo and Shangjin Cui

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:347

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  5. The poultry red mite (PRM), Dermanyssus gallinae, is one of the most economically deleterious threats to laying-hen industry worldwide. Macrocyclic lactones (MLs) have been widely used in control of mites in mamm...

    Authors: Xiaolin Xu, Chuanwen Wang, Shudong Zhang, Yu Huang, Tingting Pan, Bohan Wang and Baoliang Pan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:345

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  6. In 2015–2016, Zika virus (ZIKV) caused serious epidemics in Brazil. The key epidemiological parameters and spatial heterogeneity of ZIKV epidemics in different states in Brazil remain unclear. Early prediction...

    Authors: Shi Zhao, Salihu S. Musa, Hao Fu, Daihai He and Jing Qin

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:344

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  7. Coccidiosis represents a serious threat to the poultry industry, affecting production and causing high morbidity, mortality and significant costs resulting from treatment and prophylaxis. In-feed anticoccidial...

    Authors: Loredana Maria Pop, Erzsébet Varga, Mircea Coroian, Maria E. Nedișan, Viorica Mircean, Mirabela Oana Dumitrache, Lénárd Farczádi, Ibolya Fülöp, Mircea Dumitru Croitoru, Mihaly Fazakas and Adriana Gyӧrke

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:343

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  8. This study investigated the epidemiological and molecular aspects of dicrocoeliosis in extensive sheep farms.

    Authors: Antonio Scala, Claudia Tamponi, Giorgia Dessì, Giampietro Sedda, Giuliana Sanna, Silvia Carta, Andrea Corda, Philippe Jacquiet, Antonio Varcasia and Ciriaco Ligios

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:342

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  9. Rhipicephalus haemaphysaloides is a widespread tick species in China and other South East Asian countries, where it is the vector of many pathogens. The objective of this study was to study the role of serpin (se...

    Authors: Zhengmao Xu, Zhibing Lin, Nana Wei, Qing Di, Jie Cao, Yongzhi Zhou, Haiyan Gong, Houshuang Zhang and Jinlin Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:341

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  10. Schistosoma japonicum (S. japonicum) is an important zoonotic parasite that is prevalent in China and parts of Southeast Asia. Water buffaloes are an important reservoir and the main transmission sources of S. ja...

    Authors: Yudan Mao, Chuanchuan He, Hao Li, Ke Lu, Zhiqiang Fu, Yang Hong, Yamei Jin, Jiaojiao Lin, Xin Zhang and Jinming Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:340

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  11. The primary cause of parasitic gastroenteritis in small ruminants in temperate regions is the brown stomach worm, Teladorsagia circumcincta. Host immunity to this parasite is slow to develop, consistent with the ...

    Authors: Daniel R. G. Price, Alasdair J. Nisbet, David Frew, Yvonne Bartley, E. Margaret Oliver, Kevin McLean, Neil F. Inglis, Eleanor Watson, Yolanda Corripio-Miyar and Tom N. McNeilly

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:339

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  12. The taiga tick, Ixodes persulcatus, has previously been limited to eastern Europe and northern Asia, but recently its range has expanded to Finland and northern Sweden. The species is of medical importance, as it...

    Authors: Lene Jung Kjær, Arnulf Soleng, Kristin Skarsfjord Edgar, Heidi Elisabeth H. Lindstedt, Katrine Mørk Paulsen, Åshild Kristine Andreassen, Lars Korslund, Vivian Kjelland, Audun Slettan, Snorre Stuen, Petter Kjellander, Madeleine Christensson, Malin Teräväinen, Andreas Baum, Anastasia Isbrand, Laura Mark Jensen…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:338

    Content type: Letter to the Editor

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  13. Aedes aegypti were found developing in the water in open public drains (drain-water, DW) in Jaffna city in northern Sri Lanka, a location where the arboviral diseases dengue and chikungunya are endemic.

    Authors: Sinnathamby N. Surendran, Tibutius T. P. Jayadas, Kokila Sivabalakrishnan, Sharanga Santhirasegaram, Kalingarajah Karvannan, Thilini C. Weerarathne, S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne and Ranjan Ramasamy

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:337

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  14. Clonorchiasis is caused by eating of raw or undercooked freshwater fish containing the larvae of Clonorchis sinensis; the Kato-Katz method is widely applied in diagnosis. The improvement of repeated Kato-Katz sme...

    Authors: Men-Bao Qian, Shi-Feng Zhuang, Shi-Qiao Zhu, Xiao-Mao Deng, Zheng-Xiang Li and Xiao-Nong Zhou

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:336

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  15. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic parasitic disease caused by Toxoplasma gondii, a widespread protozoan in the phylum Apicomplexa. In Europe, several studies have demonstrated the presence of the parasite in tissues of...

    Authors: Mario Santoro, Maurizio Viscardi, Giovanni Sgroi, Nicola DʼAlessio, Vincenzo Veneziano, Roberta Pellicano, Roberta Brunetti and Giovanna Fusco

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:335

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  16. Invasive mosquito species (IMS) of the genus Aedes are a cause of increasing concern in Europe owing to their ability to vector important human viral diseases. Entomological surveillance to early detect alien mos...

    Authors: Marco Ballardini, Stefano Ferretti, Giorgio Chiaranz, Alessandra Pautasso, Maria Vittoria Riina, Giorgia Triglia, Federica Verna, Veronica Bellavia, Maria Cristina Radaelli, Enrica Berio, Annalisa Accorsi, Marina De Camilli, Umberto Cardellino, Nicolò Fiorino, Pier Luigi Acutis, Cristina Casalone…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:334

    Content type: Short report

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  17. Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are important vectors of infectious diseases, especially those caused by arboviruses such as dengue, chikungunya and Zika. Aedes aegypti is very well adapted to urban environments...

    Authors: Samuel Demok, Nancy Endersby-Harshman, Rebecca Vinit, Lincoln Timinao, Leanne J. Robinson, Melinda Susapu, Leo Makita, Moses Laman, Ary Hoffmann and Stephan Karl

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:333

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  18. Rodents are important reservoirs for zoonotic vector-borne agents. Thus, the distribution of rodents and their vicinity to humans and companion animals may have an important impact on human and animal health. ...

    Authors: Anna Obiegala, Kathrin Jeske, Marie Augustin, Nina Król, Stefan Fischer, Katja Mertens-Scholz, Christian Imholt, Josef Suchomel, Marta Heroldova, Herbert Tomaso, Rainer G. Ulrich and Martin Pfeffer

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:332

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  19. The past 40 years have seen a dramatic emergence of epidemic arboviral diseases transmitted primarily by mosquitoes. The frequency and magnitude of the epidemics, especially those transmitted by urban Aedes speci...

    Authors: Vincent Corbel, Claire Durot, Nicole L. Achee, Fabrice Chandre, Mamadou B. Coulibaly, Jean-Philippe David, Gregor J. Devine, Isabelle Dusfour, Dina M. Fonseca, John Griego, Waraporn Juntarajumnong, Audrey Lenhart, Shinji Kasai, Ademir J. Martins, Catherine Moyes, Lee Ching Ng…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:331

    Content type: Meeting report

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  20. Endoparasites are considered a major health problem of South American camelids as shown in a recent survey among German and Austrian camelid owners. Although prophylactic and therapeutic measures such as appli...

    Authors: Luise Kultscher, Barbara Hinney, Ronald Schmäschke, Anja Joachim and Thomas Wittek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:330

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  21. Wickerhamomyces anomalus is a yeast associated with different insects including mosquitoes, where it is proposed to be involved in symbiotic relationships with hosts. Different symbiotic strains of W. anomalus di...

    Authors: Alessia Cappelli, Matteo Valzano, Valentina Cecarini, Jovana Bozic, Paolo Rossi, Priscilla Mensah, Consuelo Amantini, Guido Favia and Irene Ricci

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:329

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  22. Anaplasma phagocytophilum is currently regarded as a single species. However, molecular studies indicate that it can be subdivided into ecotypes, each with distinct but overlapping transmission cycle. Here, we ev...

    Authors: Ryanne I. Jaarsma, Hein Sprong, Katsuhisa Takumi, Maria Kazimirova, Cornelia Silaghi, Atle Mysterud, Ivo Rudolf, Relja Beck, Gábor Földvári, Laura Tomassone, Margit Groenevelt, Reinard R. Everts, Jolianne M. Rijks, Frauke Ecke, Birger Hörnfeldt, David Modrý…

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:328

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  23. Microsporidians are obligate endoparasites infecting taxonomically diverse hosts. Both vertical (from mother to eggs) and horizontal (between conspecifics or between species) transmission routes are known. Whi...

    Authors: Adrien Quiles, Karolina Bacela-Spychalska, Maria Teixeira, Nicolas Lambin, Michal Grabowski, Thierry Rigaud and Rémi André Wattier

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:327

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  24. Helminths immunomodulate the host immune system by secreting proteins to create an inhibitory environment as a strategy for survival in the host. As a bystander effect, this balances the host immune system to ...

    Authors: Siying Sun, Huihui Li, Yuan Yuan, Liyuan Wang, Wenxin He, Hong Xie, Shifang Gao, Ruoxue Cheng, Haichun Qian, Hui Jiang, Xiaoli Wang, Bin Zhan, Qiang Fang and Xiaodi Yang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:326

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  25. The important roles of microbial flora in tick biology and ecology have received much attention. Dermacentor marginatus and Dermacentor reticulatus are known vectors of various pathogens across Europe, including ...

    Authors: Yan-Kai Zhang, Zhi-Jun Yu, Duo Wang, Víchová Bronislava, Peťko Branislav and Jing-Ze Liu

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:325

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  26. The zoonotic tapeworm Taenia saginata, although causing only minor discomfort in humans, is responsible for considerable economic losses in the livestock sector due to condemnation or downgrading of infected beef...

    Authors: Emilie Hendrickx, Lian F. Thomas, Pierre Dorny, Branko Bobić, Uffe Christian Braae, Brecht Devleesschauwer, Ramon M. Eichenberger, Sarah Gabriël, Anastasios Saratsis, Paul R. Torgerson, Lucy J. Robertson and Veronique Dermauw

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:324

    Content type: Review

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  27. Echinococcoses, caused by metacestodes of Echinococcus granulosus (cystic echinococcosis; CE) and E. multilocularis (alveolar echinococcosis; AE), represent major emerging parasitic diseases. These enzootic helmi...

    Authors: Xiumin Han, Jeong-Geun Kim, Hu Wang, Huixia Cai, Xiao Ma, Duc Hieu Duong, Chun-Seob Ahn, Insug Kang and Yoon Kong

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:323

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  28. Chagas disease is a zoonotic disease caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. The role of dogs as sentinels has been proposed in multiple regions, as they are a domestic reservoir for T. cruzi. Our obj...

    Authors: Ardem Elmayan, Weihong Tu, Brandy Duhon, Preston Marx, Wendy Wolfson, Gary Balsamo, Claudia Herrera and Eric Dumonteil

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:322

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  29. Ticks are important vectors of disease-causing pathogens. With the rise of resistance to chemical acaricides, alternative methods in tick control are warranted. Gene manipulation has been successful in control...

    Authors: Emmanuel Pacia Hernandez, Kodai Kusakisako, Takeshi Hatta and Tetsuya Tanaka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:321

    Content type: Short report

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  30. Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis (Bti) is a widely used mosquitocidal microbial pesticide due to its high toxicity. ATP-binding proteins (ABP) are prevalently detected in insects and are related to reaction aga...

    Authors: Guo-hui Zhao, Jian-nan Liu, Xiao-hua Hu, Khadija Batool, Liang Jin, Chen-xu Wu, Juan Wu, Hong Chen, Xiao-yan Jiang, Zhao-hui Yang, Xian-hui Huang, En-jiong Huang, Xiao-Qiang Yu, Xiong Guan and Ling-ling Zhang

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:319

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  31. Tick-borne rickettsial diseases are caused by pathogens acquired from hard ticks. In particular, Rickettsia slovaca, a zoonotic infectious bacterium causing tick-borne lymphadenopathy (TIBOLA), is transmitted by ...

    Authors: Gabriela Flores-Ramirez, Balázs Sallay, Maksym Danchenko, Olha Lakhneko, Eva Špitalská and Ludovit Skultety

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:318

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  32. Glycophorins are heavily glycosylated sialoglycoproteins of human and animal erythrocytes. In humans, there are four glycophorins: A, B, C and D. Glycophorins play an important role in the invasion of red bloo...

    Authors: Ewa Jaskiewicz, Marlena Jodłowska, Radosław Kaczmarek and Agata Zerka

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:317

    Content type: Review

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  33. Juvenile gnathiid isopods are common ectoparasites of marine fishes. Each of the three juvenile stages briefly attach to a host to obtain a blood meal but spend most of their time living in the substrate, thus...

    Authors: Gina C. Hendrick, Maureen C. Dolan, Tanja McKay and Paul C. Sikkel

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:316

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  34. Angiogenesis can occur under pathological conditions when stimuli such as inflammation, vascular obstruction or hypoxia exist. These stimuli are present in cardiopulmonary dirofilariosis (Dirofilaria immitis). Th...

    Authors: Tatiana Zueva, Rodrigo Morchón, Elena Carretón, José Alberto Montoya-Alonso, Alexis Santana, María Dolores Bargues, Santiago Mas-Coma, Alicia Rodríguez-Barbero and Fernando Simón

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:315

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  35. Alveolar echinococcosis is a dangerous zoonotic disease caused by larval forms of Echinococcus multilocularis. In its life-cycle, the principal definitive host is the red fox; however, domesticated carnivorous an...

    Authors: Jacek Karamon, Jacek Sroka, Joanna Dąbrowska, Ewa Bilska-Zając, Jolanta Zdybel, Maciej Kochanowski, Mirosław Różycki and Tomasz Cencek

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:313

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  36. Babesiosis is an economically important disease caused by tick-borne apicomplexan protists of the genus Babesia. Most apicomplexan parasites, including Babesia, have a plastid-derived organelle termed an apicopla...

    Authors: Xiaoxing Wang, Jinming Wang, Junlong Liu, Aihong Liu, Xin He, Jianlin Xu, Zhi Li, Shuaiyang Zhao, Youquan Li, Hong Yin, Jianxun Luo and Guiquan Guan

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:312

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  37. The cuticle is an indispensable structure that protects the mosquito against adverse environmental conditions and prevents pathogen entry. While most cuticles are hard and rigid, some parts of cuticle are soft...

    Authors: Jing Chen, Hao-Ran Lu, Lei Zhang, Cheng-Hong Liao and Qian Han

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:311

    Content type: Research

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  38. The tropical bed bug, Cimex hemipterus, is a serious indoor public health pest in tropical regions causing intense physical discomfort and mental distress to humans. At present, the application of insecticides is...

    Authors: Ranindra Punchihewa, W. A. Priyanka P. de Silva, Thilini C. Weeraratne and S. H. P. Parakrama Karunaratne

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:310

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  39. Treatment of schistosomiasis has relied on the anthelmintic drug praziquantel (PZQ) for more than a generation. Despite its celebrated performance for treatment and control of schistosomiasis and other platyhe...

    Authors: Maria João Gouveia, Paul J. Brindley, Carlos Azevedo, Fátima Gärtner, José M. C. da Costa and Nuno Vale

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:309

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  40. The heterogeneity of Trypanosoma cruzi infection rates among triatomines insects and animal reservoirs has been studied in independent studies, but little information has been systematised to allow pooled and com...

    Authors: Eliana Rodríguez-Monguí, Omar Cantillo-Barraza, Franklin Edwin Prieto-Alvarado and Zulma M. Cucunubá

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:308

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  41. Haemosporidian parasites are transmitted by dipteran blood-sucking insects but certain vectors remain unidentified for the great majority of described species. Sensitive PCR-based methods are often used for th...

    Authors: Rasa Bernotienė, Rita Žiegytė, Gabrielė Vaitkutė and Gediminas Valkiūnas

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:307

    Content type: Short report

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  42. Rhodnius montenegrensis (Triatominae), a potential vector of Chagas disease, was described after R. robustus-like bugs from southwestern Amazonia. Mitochondrial cytb sequence near-identity with sympatric R. robus...

    Authors: Raíssa N. Brito, Juliana A. Geraldo, Fernando A. Monteiro, Cristiano Lazoski, Rita C. M. Souza and Fernando Abad-Franch

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:305

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  43. Schistosomiasis is responsible for a considerable global disease burden. This work aimed to improve the therapeutic outcome of the only available antischistosomal drug worldwide, praziquantel (PZQ), by incorpo...

    Authors: Amr Radwan, Naglaa M. El-Lakkany, Samia William, Gina S. El-Feky, Muhammad Y. Al-Shorbagy, Samira Saleh and Sanaa Botros

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:304

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  44. Parasites comprise diverse and complex organisms, which substantially impact human and animal health. Most parasites have complex life-cycles, and by virtue of co-evolution have developed multifaceted, often l...

    Authors: Mebrahtu G. Tedla, Alison L. Every and Jean-Pierre Y. Scheerlinck

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:303

    Content type: Review

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  45. Tissue transglutaminase (tTG)-regulating IL-13 plays an important role in the pathogenesis of liver fibrosis resulting from Schistosoma japonicum (Sj) infection. IL-33 and its receptor ST2 are involved in Th2-bia...

    Authors: Zhi-Yong Li, LinZhuo Xiao, GuiYing Lin, JuanJuan Tang, YuQiang Chen, Lan Chen, BaoQi Li, MeiLing Wu, ShuYan Liu, ChuQin Huang, Dominique Ferrandon and Zi Li

    Citation: Parasites & Vectors 2019 12:302

    Content type: Research

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