Controlled chaos of polymorphic mucins in a metazoan parasite (Schistosoma mansoni) interacting with its invertebrate host (Biomphalaria glabrata).
PLOS NEGLECTED TROPICAL DISEASES, no. 11 (2008): e330-e330
Invertebrates were long thought to possess only a simple, effective and hence non-adaptive defence system against microbial and parasitic attacks. However, recent studies have shown that invertebrate immunity also relies on immune receptors that diversify ( e. g. in echinoderms, insects and mollusks ( Biomphalaria glabrata)). Apparently, ...更多
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