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Utilization of ELISA Using Thioredoxin Peroxidase-1 and Tandem Repeat Proteins for Diagnosis of Schistosoma japonicum Infection among Water Buffaloes

  • Jose Ma. M. Angeles,

    Affiliation: National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Yasuyuki Goto,

    Affiliations: National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan, Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Department of Animal Resource Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Masashi Kirinoki,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan

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  • Masahito Asada,

    Affiliation: National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Lydia R. Leonardo,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

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  • Pilarita T. Rivera,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

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  • Elena A. Villacorte,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

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  • Noboru Inoue,

    Affiliation: National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Yuichi Chigusa,

    Affiliation: Laboratory of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan

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  • Shin-ichiro Kawazu mail

    skawazu@obihiro.ac.jp

    Affiliation: National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan

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  • Published: August 28, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001800

About the Authors

Jose Ma. M. Angeles, Yasuyuki Goto, Masahito Asada, Noboru Inoue, Shin-ichiro Kawazu
National Research Center for Protozoan Diseases, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan
Yasuyuki Goto
Laboratory of Molecular Immunology, Department of Animal Resource Sciences, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Masashi Kirinoki, Yuichi Chigusa
Laboratory of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University, Tochigi, Japan
Lydia R. Leonardo, Pilarita T. Rivera, Elena A. Villacorte
Department of Parasitology, College of Public Health, University of the Philippines, Manila, Philippines

Corresponding Author

Email: skawazu@obihiro.ac.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JMA YG SK. Performed the experiments: JMA MK MA EAV. Analyzed the data: JMA YG SK. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NI MK YC PTR LRL SK. Wrote the paper: JMA YG LRL SK.