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- Liang, Di, et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Parasites & vectors 2016 v.9 no.1 pp. 563
- G-protein coupled receptors; Schistosoma mansoni; databases; freshwater; genes; intermediate hosts; miracidia; neuropeptides; olfactory receptors; parasites; proteomics; reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction; rhodopsin; schistosomiasis; signal transduction; smell; snails
- ... BACKGROUND: Schistosoma species are responsible for the disease schistosomiasis, a highly prevalent helminthic disease that requires a freshwater snail as intermediate host. The S. mansoni free-living miracidium must utilize olfaction to find a suitable snail host, and certain types of rhodopsin G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs) and ionotropic receptors (IRs) have been identified as olfactory re ...
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