Tryptophan Metabolism in Mice Infected with Schistosoma Mansoni
Biharzia due to infection with Schistosoma mansoni is a major and increasing problem in tropical countries, associated especially with irrigation schemes, which provide a habitat for the water snail which is the alternate host of the parasite. Infection results from bathing or other contact with water containing infected snails, which release large numbers of cer-cariae, the infectious form which penetrates human skin.
KeywordsInfected Animal Schistosoma Mansoni Kynurenic Acid Infected Snail Tryptophan Metabolism
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