Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Soluble Egg Antigen (SEA)

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_2920-2

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.


Genotoxic Effect Schistosoma Mansoni Antigen Preparation 
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Further Reading

  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