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Research Article

Elimination of Schistosoma mansoni Adult Worms by Rhesus Macaques: Basis for a Therapeutic Vaccine?

  • R. Alan Wilson mail,

    raw3@york.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Jan A. M. Langermans,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

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  • Govert J. van Dam,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands

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  • Richard A. Vervenne,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

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  • Stephanie L. Hall,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • William C. Borges,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Gary P. Dillon,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Alan W. Thomas,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, The Netherlands

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  • Patricia S. Coulson

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 17, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000290

About the Authors

R. Alan Wilson, Stephanie L. Hall, William C. Borges, Gary P. Dillon, Patricia S. Coulson
Department of Biology, University of York, York, United Kingdom
Jan A. M. Langermans, Richard A. Vervenne, Alan W. Thomas
Department of Parasitology, Biomedical Primate Research Centre, Rijswijk, The Netherlands
Govert J. van Dam
Department of Parasitology, Leiden University Medical Centre, Leiden, The Netherlands

Corresponding Author

Email: raw3@york.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RAW AWT PSC. Performed the experiments: RAW JAML RAV SLH WCB GPD PSC. Analyzed the data: RAW GJvD PSC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: GJvD SLH WCB GPD AWT. Wrote the paper: RAW PSC.