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Research Article

Role of the Endogenous Antioxidant System in the Protection of Schistosoma mansoni Primary Sporocysts against Exogenous Oxidative Stress

  • Marina de Moraes Mourão equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Marina de Moraes Mourão, Nathalie Dinguirard

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

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  • Nathalie Dinguirard equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Marina de Moraes Mourão, 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, MG, Brasil

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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: November 17, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000550

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, MG, Brasil
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: TPY. Performed the experiments: MMM ND. Analyzed the data: MMM ND GRF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TPY. Wrote the paper: MMM ND TPY. Revisions of draft manuscripts: MMM ND GRF. Obtained fellowship support for MMM: GRF. Provided research funds: TPY.