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The Jacob2 Lectin of the Entamoeba histolytica Cyst Wall Binds Chitin and Is Polymorphic

  • Sudip K. Ghosh equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sudip K. Ghosh, Katrina L. Van Dellen

    Affiliations: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America, Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India

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  • Katrina L. Van Dellen equal contributor,

    equal contributor Contributed equally to this work with: Sudip K. Ghosh, Katrina L. Van Dellen

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Biology, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Anirban Chatterjee,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Tuli Dey,

    Affiliation: Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India

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  • Rashidul Haque,

    Affiliation: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

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  • Phillips W. Robbins,

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • John Samuelson mail

    jsamuels@bu.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: July 20, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000750

About the Authors

Sudip K. Ghosh, Katrina L. Van Dellen, Anirban Chatterjee, Phillips W. Robbins, John Samuelson
Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Sudip K. Ghosh, Tuli Dey
Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, India
Rashidul Haque
International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B), Dhaka, Bangladesh

Corresponding Author

Email: jsamuels@bu.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SKG KLVD AC RH PWR JS. Performed the experiments: SKG KLVD AC TD. Analyzed the data: SKG KLVD AC TD PWR JS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: RH. Wrote the paper: SKG KLVD PWR JS.