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Research Article

The Schistosoma mansoni Tegumental-Allergen-Like (TAL) Protein Family: Influence of Developmental Expression on Human IgE Responses

  • Colin M. Fitzsimmons mail,

    cmf1000@cam.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Frances M. Jones,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Alex Stearn,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Iain W. Chalmers,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

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  • Karl F. Hoffmann,

    Affiliation: Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

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  • Jakub Wawrzyniak,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Shona Wilson,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Narcis B. Kabatereine,

    Affiliation: Vector Control Division, Ugandan Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda

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  • David W. Dunne

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 03, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001593

About the Authors

Colin M. Fitzsimmons, Frances M. Jones, Alex Stearn, Jakub Wawrzyniak, Shona Wilson, David W. Dunne
Department of Pathology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Iain W. Chalmers, Karl F. Hoffmann
Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences, Aberystwyth University, Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
Narcis B. Kabatereine
Vector Control Division, Ugandan Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda

Corresponding Author

Email: cmf1000@cam.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CMF FMJ NBK DWD. Performed the experiments: CMF FMJ AS JW SW. Analyzed the data: CMF FMJ AS JW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IWC KFH. Wrote the paper: CMF IWC KFH DWD.