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Research Article

Phenotypic Screen of Early-Developing Larvae of the Blood Fluke, Schistosoma mansoni, using RNA Interference

  • Marina de Moraes Mourão,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Nathalie Dinguirard,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Glória R. Franco,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

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  • Timothy P. Yoshino mail

    yoshinot@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

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  • Published: August 11, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000502

About the Authors

Marina de Moraes Mourão, Glória R. Franco
Departamento de Bioquímica e Imunologia, Instituto de Ciências Biológicas, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Nathalie Dinguirard, Timothy P. Yoshino
Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: yoshinot@svm.vetmed.wisc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MdMM GRF TPY. Performed the experiments: MdMM ND. Analyzed the data: MdMM ND TPY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TPY. Wrote the paper: MdMM ND TPY. Reviewed and revised the manuscript: GRF. Secured CAPES fellowship support for MdMM to conduct the reported research: GRF.