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The nicotinic acetylcholine receptors of the parasitic nematode Ascaris suum: formation of two distinct drug targets by varying the relative expression levels of two subunits.

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Parasitic nematodes are of medical and veterinary importance, adversely affecting human health and animal welfare. Ascaris suum is a gastrointestinal parasite of pigs; in addition to its veterinary significance it is a good model of the human parasite Ascaris lumbricoides, estimated to infect approximately 1.4 billion people globally. Anthelmintic drugs are essential to control nematode parasites, and nicotinic acetylcholine receptors (nAChRs) on nerve and muscle are the targets of cholinergi...

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10.1371/journal.ppat.1000517

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University of Oxford
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PLOS PATHOGENS Journal website
Volume:
5
Issue:
7
Pages:
e1000517
Publication date:
2009-07-05
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1553-7374
ISSN:
1553-7366
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uuid:2b86ba2b-29c8-4b8f-a922-47d431ba95d3
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102639
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pubs:102639

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