Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Soluble Egg Antigen (SEA)

  • Heinz MehlhornEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2920

Soluble egg antigen preparations of Schistosoma mansoni and S. haematobium have been shown to have proliferative and genotoxic effects on tissues of their hosts. Examples are omega-1 protein of S. mansoni, IPSE/alpha-1 of S. mansoni, or several SEA preparations of S. haematobium.

Further Readings

  1. Honey J et al (2014) Controversies and challenges in research on urogenital schistosomiasis-associated bladder cancer. Trends Parasitol 30:324–332CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany