Hookworm MEP-1 metalloproteases

Pearson, Mark S., Pickering, Darren, Ranjit, Najju, and Loukas, Alex (2013) Hookworm MEP-1 metalloproteases. In: Rawlings, Neil D., and Salvesen, Guy, (eds.) Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes. Handbook of Proteolytic Enzymes, 1 . Elsevier, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, pp. 647-649.

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[Extract] The human and dog hookworms, Necator americanus and Ancylostoma caninum, parasitize their respective hosts by penetrating the skin as juvenile larvae to eventually reside as adult worms in the small intestine. These blood-feeding parasites attach to the host gut wall and acquire their nutrients from the ingestion and subsequent digestion of host hemoglobin (Hb) and other blood proteins, facilitating these processes through the localized action of an array of digestive proteases [1].

Item ID: 33338
Item Type: Book Chapter (Reference)
ISBN: 978-0-12-407744-7
Date Deposited: 28 May 2014 04:07
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110803 Medical Parasitology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1199 Other Medical and Health Sciences > 119999 Medical and Health Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920199 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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