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Collagenolytic Activities of the Major Secreted Cathepsin L Peptidases Involved in the Virulence of the Helminth Pathogen, Fasciola hepatica

  • Mark W. Robinson mail,

    mark.robinson@uts.edu.au

    Affiliation: Infection, Immunity and Innovation (i3) Institute, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Ileana Corvo,

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

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  • Peter M. Jones,

    Affiliation: Infection, Immunity and Innovation (i3) Institute, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Anthony M. George,

    Affiliation: Infection, Immunity and Innovation (i3) Institute, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Matthew P. Padula,

    Affiliation: Infection, Immunity and Innovation (i3) Institute, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Joyce To,

    Affiliation: Infection, Immunity and Innovation (i3) Institute, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Martin Cancela,

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

    Current address: Laboratorio de Cestodeos, Centro de Biotecnologia, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Porto Alegre, Brazil

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  • Gabriel Rinaldi,

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

    Current address: Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine, George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC, United States of America

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  • Jose F. Tort,

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

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  • Leda Roche,

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

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  • John P. Dalton

    Affiliation: Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada

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  • Published: April 05, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001012

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