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Tryptophan Metabolism in Mice Infected with Schistosoma Mansoni

  • E. N. M. Njagi
  • D. A. Bender
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 294)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Infected Animal Schistosoma Mansoni Kynurenic Acid Infected Snail Tryptophan Metabolism 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. N. M. Njagi
    • 1
  • D. A. Bender
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity College LondonLondonUK

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