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Research Article

Molecular Characterization of a Tetraspanin from the Human Liver Fluke, Opisthorchis viverrini

  • Supawadee Piratae,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Smarn Tesana,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Malcolm K. Jones,

    Affiliation: School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia

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  • Paul J. Brindley,

    Affiliation: Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America

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  • Alex Loukas,

    Affiliation: Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, Queensland Tropical Health Alliance, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

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  • Erica Lovas,

    Affiliation: School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia

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  • Veerachai Eursitthichai,

    Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand

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  • Banchob Sripa,

    Affiliations: Tropical Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, Liver Fluke and Cholangiocarcinoma Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Sirikanda Thanasuwan,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Thewarach Laha mail

    thewa_la@kku.ac.th

    Affiliations: Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand, Liver Fluke and Cholangiocarcinoma Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

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  • Published: December 06, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001939

About the Authors

Supawadee Piratae, Smarn Tesana, Sirikanda Thanasuwan, Thewarach Laha
Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Malcolm K. Jones, Erica Lovas
School of Veterinary Sciences, University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia
Paul J. Brindley
Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, George Washington University, Washington, D.C., United States of America
Alex Loukas
Centre for Biodiscovery and Molecular Development of Therapeutics, Queensland Tropical Health Alliance, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Veerachai Eursitthichai
Department of Biomedical Sciences, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, Thammasat University, Pathumthani, Thailand
Banchob Sripa
Tropical Disease Research Laboratory, Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand
Banchob Sripa, Thewarach Laha
Liver Fluke and Cholangiocarcinoma Research Center, Faculty of Medicine, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen, Thailand

Corresponding Author

Email: thewa_la@kku.ac.th

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SP PJB AL TL. Performed the experiments: SP TL EL S. Thanasuwan. Analyzed the data: S. Tesana VE MKJ TL SP. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TL BS MKJ. Wrote the paper: SP PJB AL MKJ TL.