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Vasa-Like DEAD-Box RNA Helicases of Schistosoma mansoni

  • Danielle E. Skinner,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, and Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Gabriel Rinaldi,

    Affiliations: Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, and Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D. C., United States of America, Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, (UDELAR), Montevideo, Uruguay

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  • Sutas Suttiprapa,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand

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  • Victoria H. Mann,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, and Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Pablo Smircich,

    Affiliation: Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, (UDELAR), Montevideo, Uruguay

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  • Alexis A. Cogswell,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • David L. Williams,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

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  • Paul J. Brindley mail

    paul.brindley@gwumc.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, and Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D. C., United States of America

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  • Published: June 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001686

About the Authors

Danielle E. Skinner, Gabriel Rinaldi, Victoria H. Mann, Paul J. Brindley
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, and Center for Neglected Diseases of Poverty, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D. C., United States of America
Gabriel Rinaldi, Pablo Smircich
Departamento de Genética, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República, (UDELAR), Montevideo, Uruguay
Sutas Suttiprapa
Department of Pathobiology, Faculty of Science, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Alexis A. Cogswell, David L. Williams
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: paul.brindley@gwumc.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: DES GR SS PJB. Performed the experiments: DES GR SS PS AAC. Analyzed the data: DES GR SS PS VHM AAC DLW PJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: DES GR AAC DLW PJB. Wrote the paper: DES GR PJB.