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Research Article

In vitro Induction of Entamoeba histolytica Cyst-like Structures from Trophozoites

  • Hugo Aguilar-Díaz,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México

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  • Martha Díaz-Gallardo,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Genetics and Molecular Physiology, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Morelos, México

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  • Juan P. Laclette mail,

    laclette@servidor.unam.mx (JPL); carrero@servidor.unam.mx (JCC)

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México

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  • Julio C. Carrero mail

    laclette@servidor.unam.mx (JPL); carrero@servidor.unam.mx (JCC)

    Affiliation: Department of Immunology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México

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  • Published: February 16, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000607

About the Authors

Hugo Aguilar-Díaz, Juan P. Laclette, Julio C. Carrero
Department of Immunology, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Ciudad de México, México
Martha Díaz-Gallardo
Department of Developmental Genetics and Molecular Physiology, Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Morelos, México

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HAD JPL JCC. Performed the experiments: HAD. Analyzed the data: HAD MDG JPL JCC. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MDG. Wrote the paper: HAD JPL JCC.