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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
ISSN: 1678-8060
EISSN: 1678-8060
Vol. 102, No. 5, 2007, pp. 651-653
Bioline Code: oc07104
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Vol. 102, No. 5, 2007, pp. 651-653

 en Ki-67 is expressed in multiplying forms of Schistosoma mansoni   check for this species in other resources , but not in snail host tissues
Silva, Tânia Maria Correia; dos Santos Souza, Samaly; de Almeida, Tais Fontoura & Andrade, Zilton A

Abstract

Ki-67 is a protein expressed in the nucleus of several species during cell-division, being absent during the GO resting phase of the cellular cycle. During attempts to disclose mitosis in the so-called "amebocyte-producing organ" in Biomphalaria glabrata   check for this species in other resources infected with Schistosoma mansoni, the parasite multiplying forms appeared strongly marked for Ki-67, while the snail tissues were completely negative. These data are worth registering to complement general data on Ki-67, and to help future studies on the relationship of the parasite and of its intermediate host.

Keywords
Ki-67 - Schistosoma mansoni - Biomphalaria glabrata

 
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