Detection of Circulating Parasite-Derived MicroRNAs in Filarial Infections

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PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases is the first open-access journal devoted to the world's most neglected tropical diseases (NTDs), such as elephantiasis, river blindness, leprosy, hookworm, schistosomiasis, and African sleeping sickness. Links to PLoSNTD content is shared via GHHub using the Creative Commons. http://www.plosntds.org/

by Lucienne Tritten, Erica Burkman, Andrew Moorhead, Mohammed Satti, James Geary, Charles Mackenzie, Timothy Geary Filarial nematodes cause chronic and profoundly debilitating diseases in both humans and animals. Applications of novel technology are providing unprecedented opportunities to improve diagnosis and our understanding of the molecular basis for host-parasite interactions. As a first step, we investigated the presence of circulating miRNAs released by filarial nematodes into the host bloodstream.

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Detection of Circulating Parasite-Derived MicroRNAs in Filarial Infections