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Table of Contents: January 2008

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Fluorescent Hookworm

Image Credit: Bennett Datu
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Infective third-stage larvae of the dog hookworm, Ancylostoma caninum, can be tricked into thinking they have infected a mammalian host by adding serum during in vitro culture, by a process called "activation." This image shows ingestion of fluorescein-tagged serum albumin by activated A. caninum larvae, causing the intestine of the worm to fluoresce. In this issue of PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Bennett Datu and colleagues describe the genes that are upregulated by hookworm larvae during the transition from a free-living to a parasitic state (see Datu et al., e130).

Editorial

Expert Commentary

Molecular Studies in Treponema pallidum Evolution: Toward Clarity?

Connie J. Mulligan, Steven J. Norris, Sheila A. Lukehart

Historical Profiles and Perspectives

Research Articles

Helminthiasis and Hygiene Conditions of Schools in Ikenne, Ogun State, Nigeria

Uwem Friday Ekpo, Simon Nnayere Odoemene, Chiedu Felix Mafiana, Sammy Olufemi Sam-Wobo

Household Transmission of Leptospira Infection in Urban Slum Communities

Elves A. P. Maciel, Ana Luiza F. de Carvalho, Simone F. Nascimento, Rosan B. de Matos, Edilane L. Gouveia, Mitermayer G. Reis, Albert I. Ko

Strongyloides ratti: In Vitro and In Vivo Activity of Tribendimidine

Jennifer Keiser, Kai Thiemann, Yvette Endriss, Jürg Utzinger

Triple Co-Administration of Ivermectin, Albendazole and Praziquantel in Zanzibar: A Safety Study

Khalfan A. Mohammed, Hamad J. Haji, Albis-Francesco Gabrielli, Likezo Mubila, Gautam Biswas, Lester Chitsulo, Mark H. Bradley, Dirk Engels, Lorenzo Savioli, David H. Molyneux

An Oral Recombinant Vaccine in Dogs against Echinococcus granulosus, the Causative Agent of Human Hydatid Disease: A Pilot Study

Anne-Francoise Petavy, Carlos Hormaeche, Samia Lahmar, Hammou Ouhelli, Alejandro Chabalgoity, Thierry Marchal, Samira Azzouz, Fernanda Schreiber, Gabriela Alvite, Marie-Elisabeth Sarciron, Duncan Maskell, Adriana Esteves, Georges Bosquet

On the Origin of the Treponematoses: A Phylogenetic Approach

Kristin N. Harper, Paolo S. Ocampo, Bret M. Steiner, Robert W. George, Michael S. Silverman, Shelly Bolotin, Allan Pillay, Nigel J. Saunders, George J. Armelagos

Transcriptional Changes in the Hookworm, Ancylostoma caninum, during the Transition from a Free-Living to a Parasitic Larva

Bennett J. D. Datu, Robin B. Gasser, Shivashankar H. Nagaraj, Eng K. Ong, Peter O'Donoghue, Russell McInnes, Shoba Ranganathan, Alex Loukas

Characterization of the Entamoeba histolytica Ornithine Decarboxylase-Like Enzyme

Anupam Jhingran, Prasad K. Padmanabhan, Sushma Singh, Krishanpal Anamika, Abhijeet A. Bakre, Sudha Bhattacharya, Alok Bhattacharya, Narayanaswamy Srinivasan, Rentala Madhubala

Quantitative High-Throughput Screen Identifies Inhibitors of the Schistosoma mansoni Redox Cascade

Anton Simeonov, Ajit Jadhav, Ahmed A. Sayed, Yuhong Wang, Michael E. Nelson, Craig J. Thomas, James Inglese, David L. Williams, Christopher P. Austin