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Characterization of a Gene Family Encoding SEA (Sea-urchin Sperm Protein, Enterokinase and Agrin)-Domain Proteins with Lectin-Like and Heme-Binding Properties from Schistosoma japonicum

  • Evaristus Chibunna Mbanefo,

    Affiliations: Department of Immunogenetics, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN) and Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto, Japan, Department of Parasitology and Entomology, Faculty of Bioscience, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria

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  • Mihoko Kikuchi,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunogenetics, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN) and Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto, Japan

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  • Nguyen Tien Huy,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunogenetics, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN) and Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto, Japan

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  • Mohammed Nasir Shuaibu,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunogenetics, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN) and Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto, Japan

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  • Mahamoud Sama Cherif,

    Affiliation: Department of Immunogenetics, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN) and Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto, Japan

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  • Chuanxin Yu,

    Affiliation: Laboratory on Technology for Parasitic Disease Prevention and Control, Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases, Meiyuan, Wuxi, People's Republic of China

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  • Masahiro Wakao,

    Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Kohrimoto, Kagoshima, Japan

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  • Yasuo Suda,

    Affiliations: Department of Chemistry, Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Kagoshima University, Kohrimoto, Kagoshima, Japan, SUDx-Biotec Corporation, Shiroyama, Kagoshima, Japan

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  • Kenji Hirayama mail

    hiraken@nagasaki-u.ac.jp

    Affiliation: Department of Immunogenetics, Institute of Tropical Medicine (NEKKEN) and Global COE Program, Nagasaki University, Sakamoto, Japan

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  • Published: January 09, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002644

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