Ultrastructural analysis of the adult Schistosoma japonicum by lectin cytochemistry

G. N. Gobert, M. K. Jones, D. J. Stenzel*

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Abstract

Eight lectin probes were used to detect a range of carbohydrate residues in the tegument matrix of Schistosoma japonicum. In addition, other areas of the parasite, such as the gut, vitelline glands and flame cells, were examined for carbohydrate residues. Some minor differences in the carbohydrate residue composition between tegument orientations and between the sexes were identified. Differences between the distribution of carbohydrate residues of S. japonicum examined in this study and previous reports of Schistosoma mansoni were also noted. This study further illustrates the high level of complexity within the tegument of the adult S. japonicum and has demonstrated differences between this species and the widely studied S. mansoni.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1445-1452
Number of pages8
JournalInternational Journal for Parasitology
Volume28
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01 Sep 1998
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Lectin cytochemistry
  • Schistosoma japonicum
  • Ultrastructural analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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