Do antioxidants play a role in schistosome host-parasite interactions?

P. T. Loverde

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Abstract

Schistosoma mansoni, an intravascular parasite, lives in a hostile environment in close contact with host humoral and cellular cytotoxic factors. To establish itself in the host, the schistosome has evolved a number of immune evasion mechanisms. Here, Philip LoVerde discusses evidence suggesting that antioxidant enzymes provide one such mechanism used by adult schistosomes. Antioxidant enzymes may thus represent a target for immune elimination of adult worms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)284-289
Number of pages6
JournalParasitology Today
Volume14
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology

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