biomphalaria

Summary

Summary: A genus of planorbid freshwater snails, species of which are intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni.

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  1. Hathaway J, Adema C, Stout B, Mobarak C, Loker E. Identification of protein components of egg masses indicates parental investment in immunoprotection of offspring by Biomphalaria glabrata (gastropoda, mollusca). Dev Comp Immunol. 2010;34:425-35 pubmed publisher
    The macromolecules contributed by the freshwater gastropod Biomphalaria glabrata, intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni, to developing offspring inside egg masses are poorly known...
  2. Silva T, Batista M, Camara C, Agra M. Molluscicidal activity of some Brazilian Solanum spp. (Solanaceae) against Biomphalaria glabrata. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2005;99:419-25 pubmed
    ..Methanolic extracts of 13 Solanum species have now been tested for molluscicidal activity against Biomphalaria glabrata. The extracts investigated were prepared from the fruit of S. asperum, S. capsicoides, S...
  3. Radwan M, El Zemity S, Mohamed S, Sherby S. Potential of some monoterpenoids and their new N-methyl carbamate derivatives against Schistosomiasis snail vector, Biomphalaria alexandrina. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2008;71:889-94 pubmed
    ..and their corresponding new N-methyl carbamate derivatives were used to study their molluscicidal effect on Biomphalaria alexandrina, the snail-vector of Schistosoma mansoni in Egypt...
  4. Tibiriçá S, Mitterofhe A, Castro M, Lima A, Gonçalves M, Pinheiro I, et al. Malacological survey of Biomphalaria snails in municipalities along the Estrada Real in the southeast of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2011;44:163-7 pubmed
    ..This study aimed to identify species of Biomphalaria snails in municipalities along the Estrada Real, an important Brazilian tourism project...
  5. Bandstra S, Fried B, Sherma J. High-performance thin-layer chromatographic analysis of neutral lipids and phospholipids in Biomphalaria glabrata patently infected with Echinostoma caproni. Parasitol Res. 2006;99:414-8 pubmed
    This study examined the effects of larval trematode infection on the neutral lipid and phospholipid content of Biomphalaria glabrata patently infected with the daughter rediae of Echinostoma caproni...
  6. Baeza Garcia A, Pierce R, Gourbal B, Werkmeister E, Colinet D, Reichhart J, et al. Involvement of the cytokine MIF in the snail host immune response to the parasite Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Pathog. 2010;6:e1001115 pubmed publisher
    ..characterized a Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) family member in the Lophotrochozoan invertebrate, Biomphalaria glabrata, the snail intermediate host of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni...
  7. Lehr T, Geyer H, Maass K, Doenhoff M, Geyer R. Structural characterization of N-glycans from the freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata cross-reacting with Schistosoma mansoni glycoconjugates. Glycobiology. 2007;17:82-103 pubmed
    The human parasitic trematode Schistosoma mansoni has a complex life cycle that includes the freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata as intermediate host...
  8. Oliveira A, Da Silva D, Manzano B, Abdel Hamid A, Marcelino M, Zanotti Magalhaes E, et al. Genetic differences between strains of Biomphalaria glabrata (Planorbidae) that are susceptible and unsusceptible to schistosomiasis. Genet Mol Res. 2010;9:1450-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Within this context, analysis of the genetic variability of intermediate host snails (Biomphalaria spp) is important because it allows identification of specific sequences of the genome of this mollusk related ..
  9. Theron A, Coustau C, Rognon A, Gourbiere S, Blouin M. Effects of laboratory culture on compatibility between snails and schistosomes. Parasitology. 2008;135:1179-88 pubmed publisher
    ..Such a model would explain much of the genotype-by-genotype interaction in compatibility observed among strains...
  10. Pereira C, Martins Souza R, Correa A, Coelho P, Negrão Corrêa D. Participation of cell-free haemolymph of Biomphalaria tenagophila in the defence mechanism against Schistosoma mansoni sporocysts. Parasite Immunol. 2008;30:610-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Biomphalaria tenagophila of Taim strain is able to completely destroy Schistosoma mansoni sporocyst few hours after parasite penetration, although the mechanism is still not well known...

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  1. Hathaway J, Adema C, Stout B, Mobarak C, Loker E. Identification of protein components of egg masses indicates parental investment in immunoprotection of offspring by Biomphalaria glabrata (gastropoda, mollusca). Dev Comp Immunol. 2010;34:425-35 pubmed publisher
    The macromolecules contributed by the freshwater gastropod Biomphalaria glabrata, intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni, to developing offspring inside egg masses are poorly known...
  2. Silva T, Batista M, Camara C, Agra M. Molluscicidal activity of some Brazilian Solanum spp. (Solanaceae) against Biomphalaria glabrata. Ann Trop Med Parasitol. 2005;99:419-25 pubmed
    ..Methanolic extracts of 13 Solanum species have now been tested for molluscicidal activity against Biomphalaria glabrata. The extracts investigated were prepared from the fruit of S. asperum, S. capsicoides, S...
  3. Radwan M, El Zemity S, Mohamed S, Sherby S. Potential of some monoterpenoids and their new N-methyl carbamate derivatives against Schistosomiasis snail vector, Biomphalaria alexandrina. Ecotoxicol Environ Saf. 2008;71:889-94 pubmed
    ..and their corresponding new N-methyl carbamate derivatives were used to study their molluscicidal effect on Biomphalaria alexandrina, the snail-vector of Schistosoma mansoni in Egypt...
  4. Tibiriçá S, Mitterofhe A, Castro M, Lima A, Gonçalves M, Pinheiro I, et al. Malacological survey of Biomphalaria snails in municipalities along the Estrada Real in the southeast of the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. Rev Soc Bras Med Trop. 2011;44:163-7 pubmed
    ..This study aimed to identify species of Biomphalaria snails in municipalities along the Estrada Real, an important Brazilian tourism project...
  5. Bandstra S, Fried B, Sherma J. High-performance thin-layer chromatographic analysis of neutral lipids and phospholipids in Biomphalaria glabrata patently infected with Echinostoma caproni. Parasitol Res. 2006;99:414-8 pubmed
    This study examined the effects of larval trematode infection on the neutral lipid and phospholipid content of Biomphalaria glabrata patently infected with the daughter rediae of Echinostoma caproni...
  6. Baeza Garcia A, Pierce R, Gourbal B, Werkmeister E, Colinet D, Reichhart J, et al. Involvement of the cytokine MIF in the snail host immune response to the parasite Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS Pathog. 2010;6:e1001115 pubmed publisher
    ..characterized a Macrophage Migration Inhibitory Factor (MIF) family member in the Lophotrochozoan invertebrate, Biomphalaria glabrata, the snail intermediate host of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni...
  7. Lehr T, Geyer H, Maass K, Doenhoff M, Geyer R. Structural characterization of N-glycans from the freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata cross-reacting with Schistosoma mansoni glycoconjugates. Glycobiology. 2007;17:82-103 pubmed
    The human parasitic trematode Schistosoma mansoni has a complex life cycle that includes the freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata as intermediate host...
  8. Oliveira A, Da Silva D, Manzano B, Abdel Hamid A, Marcelino M, Zanotti Magalhaes E, et al. Genetic differences between strains of Biomphalaria glabrata (Planorbidae) that are susceptible and unsusceptible to schistosomiasis. Genet Mol Res. 2010;9:1450-9 pubmed publisher
    ..Within this context, analysis of the genetic variability of intermediate host snails (Biomphalaria spp) is important because it allows identification of specific sequences of the genome of this mollusk related ..
  9. Theron A, Coustau C, Rognon A, Gourbiere S, Blouin M. Effects of laboratory culture on compatibility between snails and schistosomes. Parasitology. 2008;135:1179-88 pubmed publisher
    ..Such a model would explain much of the genotype-by-genotype interaction in compatibility observed among strains...
  10. Pereira C, Martins Souza R, Correa A, Coelho P, Negrão Corrêa D. Participation of cell-free haemolymph of Biomphalaria tenagophila in the defence mechanism against Schistosoma mansoni sporocysts. Parasite Immunol. 2008;30:610-9 pubmed publisher
    b>Biomphalaria tenagophila of Taim strain is able to completely destroy Schistosoma mansoni sporocyst few hours after parasite penetration, although the mechanism is still not well known...
  11. Zhang S, Nian H, Zeng Y, DeJong R. Fibrinogen-bearing protein genes in the snail Biomphalaria glabrata: characterization of two novel genes and expression studies during ontogenesis and trematode infection. Dev Comp Immunol. 2008;32:1119-30 pubmed publisher
    All fibrinogen (FBG)-bearing proteins documented to date in the freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata, the intermediate host of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni, possess the same molecular structure; one or two immunoglobin ..
  12. Silva T, Melo E, Lopes A, Veras D, Duarte C, Alves L, et al. Characterization of the bacterial microbiota of Biomphalaria glabrata (Say, 1818) (Mollusca: Gastropoda) from Brazil. Lett Appl Microbiol. 2013;57:19-25 pubmed publisher
    ..The aim of the study is to characterize the microbiota of wild and laboratory-reared snails of Biomphalaria glabrata from Pernambuco, Brazil...
  13. El Naga I, Eissa M, Mossallam S, El Halim S. Inheritance of Schistosoma mansoni infection incompatibility in Biomphalaria alexandrina snails. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2010;105:149-54 pubmed
    ..of susceptibility and resistance to Schistosoma mansoni infection in the first generation of crossbred Biomphalaria alexandrina snails...
  14. Yoshino T, Wu X, Gonzalez L, Hokke C. Circulating Biomphalaria glabrata hemocyte subpopulations possess shared schistosome glycans and receptors capable of binding larval glycoconjugates. Exp Parasitol. 2013;133:28-36 pubmed publisher
    Host lectin-like recognition molecules may play an important role in innate resistance in Biomphalaria glabrata snails to larval schistosome infection, thus implicating parasite-expressed glycans as putative ligands for these lectin ..
  15. Salamat Z, Sullivan J. Involvement of protein kinase C signalling and mitogen-activated protein kinase in the amebocyte-producing organ of Biomphalaria glabrata (Mollusca). Dev Comp Immunol. 2009;33:725-7 pubmed publisher
    ..study, 24-h saline cultures of the amebocyte-producing organ (APO) of the schistosome-transmitting snail Biomphalaria glabrata were used to test for the potential involvement of protein kinase C (PKC) signalling in hematopoiesis...
  16. Mohamed A, Sharaf El Din A, Mohamed A, Habib M. Tissue responses exhibited by Biomphalaria alexandrina snails from different Egyptian localities following Schistosoma mansoni exposure. Exp Parasitol. 2011;127:789-94 pubmed publisher
    ..observation of infection rates, total cercarial production and tissue responses of the first generation (F1) of Biomphalaria alexandrina snails, originally collected from different Egyptian governorates (Giza, Fayoum, Kafr El-Sheikh, ..
  17. Mitta G, Galinier R, Tisseyre P, Allienne J, Girerd Chambaz Y, Guillou F, et al. Gene discovery and expression analysis of immune-relevant genes from Biomphalaria glabrata hemocytes. Dev Comp Immunol. 2005;29:393-407 pubmed
    The immune effector cells (hemocytes) of the snail host Biomphalaria glabrata are known to play a key role in recognition and elimination of larval helminths such as the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni...
  18. Al Sheikh A, Dagal M. The ecological differences between Bulinus beccari, the intermediate host of Schistsoma haematobium and Biomphalaria pfeifferi the intermediate host of S. mansoni in in Jazan Region, Saudi Arabia. J Egypt Soc Parasitol. 2011;41:543-51 pubmed
    Bulinus beccari, intermediate host of Schistsoma haematobium, and Biomphalaria pfeifferi, intermediate host of S. mansoni have different geographical distribution in Jazan Region. The role of rain fall, ionic composition of water...
  19. Coelho P, Rosa F, Maciel E, Negrão Correa D, Carvalho O, Caldeira R, et al. Transmission control of schistosomiasis mansoni by introduction of a resistant strain of Biomphalaria tenagophila in areas where transmission is maintained by this species. Acta Trop. 2008;108:245-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Biomphalaria tenagophila Taim lineage has proved to be consistently resistant to Schistosoma mansoni...
  20. Castillo M, Wu X, Dinguirard N, Nyame A, Cummings R, Yoshino T. Surface membrane proteins of Biomphalaria glabrata embryonic cells bind fucosyl determinants on the tegumental surface of Schistosoma mansoni primary sporocysts. J Parasitol. 2007;93:832-40 pubmed
    Previous observations that in vitro adherence of Biomphalaria glabrata embryonic (Bge) cells to sporocyst larval stages of Schistosoma mansoni was strongly inhibited by fucoidan, a sulfated polymer of L-fucose, suggested a role for ..
  21. Lehr T, Frank S, Natsuka S, Geyer H, Beuerlein K, Doenhoff M, et al. N-Glycosylation patterns of hemolymph glycoproteins from Biomphalaria glabrata strains expressing different susceptibility to Schistosoma mansoni infection. Exp Parasitol. 2010;126:592-602 pubmed publisher
    Comparative analyses of the N-glycosylation pattern of hemolymph glycoproteins from Biomphalaria glabrata strains Puerto Rico (BgPR) and Salvador (BgBS-90), differing in their susceptibility towards Schistosoma mansoni infection, were ..
  22. Mello Silva C, Vilar M, Bezerra J, Vasconcellos M, Pinheiro J, Rodrigues M. Reproductive activity alterations on the Biomphalaria glabrata exposed to Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii latex. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2007;102:671-4 pubmed
    The reproductive activity of Biomphalaria glabrata exposed to Euphorbia splendens var. hislopii latex was evaluated. Parameters related to fecundity and fertility were observed. The snails were exposed to the LD50 (1 mg/l) of crude latex...
  23. Spatz L, Cappa S, de Núñez M. Susceptibility of wild populations of Biomphalaria spp. from neotropical South America to Schistosoma mansoni and interference of Zygocotyle lunata. J Parasitol. 2012;98:1291-5 pubmed publisher
    Populations of Biomphalaria straminea, Biomphalaria peregrina , Biomphalaria tenagophila, Biomphalaria orbignyi, and Biomphalaria oligoza from different Argentine localities were exposed to miracidia of Schistosoma mansoni EC strain, and ..
  24. Azzi A, Cosseau C, Grunau C. Schistosoma mansoni: developmental arrest of miracidia treated with histone deacetylase inhibitors. Exp Parasitol. 2009;121:288-91 pubmed publisher
    ..For treatment of up to 4 h, the effect of TSA was completely reversible. Our data indicates that HDAC activity is necessary for the transformation of S. mansoni miracidia during infection of the snail host. ..
  25. Muñoz Antoli C, Marin A, Toledo R, Esteban J. Effect of Echinostoma friedi (Trematoda: Echinostomatidae) experimental infection on longevity, growth and fecundity of juvenile Radix peregra (Gastropoda: Lymnaeidae) and Biomphalaria glabrata (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) snails. Parasitol Res. 2007;101:1663-70 pubmed
    ..on longevity, growth and fecundity of two susceptible first intermediate host snails, Radix peregra and Biomphalaria glabrata, was studied to contrast the level of compatibility. 120 R. peregra and 150 B...
  26. Zavodna M, Sandland G, Minchella D. Effects of intermediate host genetic background on parasite transmission dynamics: a case study using Schistosoma mansoni. Exp Parasitol. 2008;120:57-61 pubmed publisher
    ..We performed experimental Schistosoma mansoni infections utilizing two allopatric populations of Biomphalaria glabrata snails and assessed intensities and sex ratios of adult parasites in mouse definitive hosts...
  27. Martins Souza R, Pereira C, Rodrigues L, Araújo E, Coelho P, Correa A, et al. Participation of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine carbohydrate moieties in the recognition of Schistosoma mansoni sporocysts by haemocytes of Biomphalaria tenagophila. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2011;106:884-91 pubmed
    ..Lectin-carbohydrate binding may be involved in the recognition of Schistosoma mansoni sporocysts by haemocytes of Biomphalaria; therefore, we tested if this interaction is associated with snail resistance against Schistosoma infection...
  28. Miyasato P, Kawano T, Freitas J, Berlinck R, Nakano E, Tallarico L. Molluscicidal activity of some marine substances against the snail Biomphalaria glabrata (Mollusca, Planorbidae). Parasitol Res. 2012;110:1873-9 pubmed publisher
    Freshwater snails of the genus Biomphalaria play a major role as intermediate hosts of Schistosoma mansoni, the etiologic agent of schistosomiasis. While Biomphalaria spp...
  29. Roger E, Mitta G, Mone Y, Bouchut A, Rognon A, Grunau C, et al. Molecular determinants of compatibility polymorphism in the Biomphalaria glabrata/Schistosoma mansoni model: new candidates identified by a global comparative proteomics approach. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2008;157:205-16 pubmed
    ..To identify key molecules that are involved in this phenomenon in the Schistosoma mansoni/Biomphalaria glabrata model, we developed a comparative proteomics approach using the larval stages that interact with the ..
  30. Peterson N, Hokke C, Deelder A, Yoshino T. Glycotope analysis in miracidia and primary sporocysts of Schistosoma mansoni: differential expression during the miracidium-to-sporocyst transformation. Int J Parasitol. 2009;39:1331-44 pubmed publisher
    ..Additionally, sharing of specific larval glycotopes with Biomphalaria glabrata suggests an evolutionary convergence of carbohydrate expression between schistosomes and their snail ..
  31. Guillou F, Mitta G, Galinier R, Coustau C. Identification and expression of gene transcripts generated during an anti-parasitic response in Biomphalaria glabrata. Dev Comp Immunol. 2007;31:657-71 pubmed
    ..insights into the molecular basis of gastropod anti-parasite immune responses, we investigated transcripts of Biomphalaria glabrata regulated during hemocytic encapsulation...
  32. Martins Souza R, Pereira C, Coelho P, Martins Filho O, Negrão Corrêa D. Flow cytometry analysis of the circulating haemocytes from Biomphalaria glabrata and Biomphalaria tenagophila following Schistosoma mansoni infection. Parasitology. 2009;136:67-76 pubmed publisher
    Aiming to further characterize the haemocyte subsets in Biomphalaria snails, we have performed a detailed flow cytometric analysis of whole haemolymph cellular components using a multiparametric dual colour labelling procedure...
  33. Lehr T, Beuerlein K, Doenhoff M, Grevelding C, Geyer R. Localization of carbohydrate determinants common to Biomphalaria glabrata as well as to sporocysts and miracidia of Schistosoma mansoni. Parasitology. 2008;135:931-42 pubmed publisher
    The presence of antigenic carbohydrate epitopes shared by Biomphalaria glabrata as well as by the sporocysts and miracidia representing snail-pathogenic larval stages of Schistosoma mansoni was assayed by immunohistochemical staining of ..
  34. Abou El Naga I, El Nassery S, Allam S, Shaat E, Mady R. Biomphalaria species in Alexandria water channels. Parasitol Int. 2011;60:247-54 pubmed publisher
    Of the several species of Biomphalaria snails worldwide that serve as the intermediate host for Schistosoma mansoni, Biomphalaria alexandrina is a species that is indigenous to Egypt...
  35. Mitta G, Adema C, Gourbal B, Loker E, Theron A. Compatibility polymorphism in snail/schistosome interactions: From field to theory to molecular mechanisms. Dev Comp Immunol. 2012;37:1-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The mechanisms underlying compatibility have remained largely unknown in the interactions between the snail Biomphalaria glabrata and Schistosoma mansoni, one of the agents of human schistosomiasis...
  36. Mohamed A, El Din A, Mohamed A, Habib M. The relationship between genetic variability and the susceptibility of Biomphalaria alexandrina snails to Schistosoma mansoni infection. Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2012;107:326-37 pubmed
    In the present study, Biomphalaria snails collected from five Egyptian governorates (Giza, Fayoum, Kafr El-Sheikh, Ismailia and Damietta), as well as reference control Biomphalaria alexandrina snails from the Schistosome Biological Supply ..
  37. Stensgaard A, Jørgensen A, Kabatereine N, Malone J, Kristensen T. Modeling the distribution of Schistosoma mansoni and host snails in Uganda using satellite sensor data and Geographical Information Systems. Parassitologia. 2005;47:115-25 pubmed
    ..NDVI) and land surface temperatures (LST) for describing the distribution of the Schistosoma mansoni-"Biomphalaria pfeifferi"/Biomphalaria sudanica parasite-snail system in inland Uganda, were tested by developing annual ..
  38. Zhang S, Nian H, Wang B, Loker E, Adema C. Schistosomin from the snail Biomphalaria glabrata: expression studies suggest no involvement in trematode-mediated castration. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2009;165:79-86 pubmed publisher
    ..Here we report on the presence and expression of schistosomin in the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, a prominent intermediate host of the parasite Schistosoma mansoni, one of the causative agents of ..
  39. Borda C, Rea M. Biomphalaria tenagophila potencial vector of Schistosoma mansoni in the Paraná River basin (Argentina and Paraguay). Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2007;102:191-5 pubmed
    Susceptibility and compatibility experiments were carried out with 700 Biomphalaria tenagophila from the Paraná River basin exposed to infection with Schistosoma mansoni...
  40. Pinto H, Melo A. Biomphalaria straminea and Biomphalaria glabrata (Mollusca: Planorbidae) as new intermediate hosts of the fish eyefluke Austrodiplostomum compactum (Trematoda: Diplostomidae) in Brazil. J Parasitol. 2013;99:729-33 pubmed publisher
    ..A total of 16,119 specimens of Biomphalaria spp. were collected and examined, of which 68/14,948 specimens (0.45%) of Biomphalaria straminea and 6/541 (1...
  41. Bouchut A, Roger E, Gourbal B, Grunau C, Coustau C, Mitta G. The compatibiuty polymorphism in invertebrate host/trematodes interactions: research of molecular determinants. Parasite. 2008;15:304-9 pubmed
    ..These comparisons led to the identification of numerous candidate genes listed and discussed (some of them) in the present review...
  42. Lockyer A, Emery A, Kane R, Walker A, Mayer C, Mitta G, et al. Early differential gene expression in haemocytes from resistant and susceptible Biomphalaria glabrata strains in response to Schistosoma mansoni. PLoS ONE. 2012;7:e51102 pubmed publisher
    The outcome of infection in the host snail Biomphalaria glabrata with the digenean parasite Schistosoma mansoni is determined by the initial molecular interplay occurring between them...
  43. Ansaldo M, Nahabedian D, Di Fonzo C, Wider E. Effect of cadmium, lead and arsenic on the oviposition, hatching and embryonic survival of Biomphalaria glabrata. Sci Total Environ. 2009;407:1923-8 pubmed publisher
    b>Biomphalaria glabrata is a widespread freshwater gastropod mollusc. The easy aquaculture of these organisms allow its use as an accessible tool for contamination bioassays. B...
  44. Theron A, Coustau C. Are Biomphalaria snails resistant to Schistosoma mansoni?. J Helminthol. 2005;79:187-91 pubmed
    Among Biomphalaria glabrata/Schistosoma mansoni snail-trematode combinations, it appears that some parasites succeed whilst others fail to infect snails. Snails that become infected are termed susceptible hosts...
  45. de Groot A, de Rosny E, Juillan Binard C, Ferrer J, Laudet V, Pierce R, et al. Crystal structure of a novel tetrameric complex of agonist-bound ligand-binding domain of Biomphalaria glabrata retinoid X receptor. J Mol Biol. 2005;354:841-53 pubmed
    ..the crystal structure of the ligand-binding domain (LBD) of the retinoid X receptor (RXR) from the mollusc Biomphalaria glabrata...
  46. Zhang S, Zeng Y, Loker E. Characterization of immune genes from the schistosome host snail Biomphalaria glabrata that encode peptidoglycan recognition proteins and gram-negative bacteria binding protein. Immunogenetics. 2007;59:883-98 pubmed
    ..In this paper, we report four full-length PGRP cDNAs and one full-length GNBP cDNA cloned from the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, the intermediate host of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni, designated as BgPGRPs and BgGNBP, ..
  47. Sotillo J, Valero M, Sánchez Del Pino M, Fried B, Esteban J, Marcilla A, et al. Excretory/secretory proteome of the adult stage of Echinostoma caproni. Parasitol Res. 2010;107:691-7 pubmed publisher
    ..Consequently, information on many proteins may be useful to better understand the molecular basis that determines the survival of this parasite in the definitive host...
  48. Hanelt B, Lun C, Adema C. Comparative ORESTES-sampling of transcriptomes of immune-challenged Biomphalaria glabrata snails. J Invertebr Pathol. 2008;99:192-203 pubmed publisher
    The snail Biomphalaria glabrata (Gastropoda, Mollusca) is an important intermediate host for the human parasite Schistosoma mansoni (Digenea, Trematoda). Anti-pathogen responses of B...
  49. Raghavan N, Tettelin H, Miller A, Hostetler J, Tallon L, Knight M. Nimbus (BgI): an active non-LTR retrotransposon of the Schistosoma mansoni snail host Biomphalaria glabrata. Int J Parasitol. 2007;37:1307-18 pubmed
    The freshwater snail Biomphalaria glabrata is closely associated with the transmission of human schistosomiasis...
  50. dos Santos A, Cavada B, da Rocha B, do Nascimento K, Sant Ana A. Toxicity of some glucose/mannose-binding lectins to Biomphalaria glabrata and Artemia salina. Bioresour Technol. 2010;101:794-8 pubmed publisher
    ..Cratylia floribunda (CFL), Dioclea guianensis (Dgui), Dioclea grandiflora (DGL) and Dioclea virgata (Dvir) to Biomphalaria glabrata Say and Artemia salina Leach. Results indicate that all the samples were toxic to A...
  51. Scholte R, Carvalho O, Malone J, Utzinger J, Vounatsou P. Spatial distribution of Biomphalaria spp., the intermediate host snails of Schistosoma mansoni, in Brazil. Geospat Health. 2012;6:S95-S101 pubmed
    ..The aetiological agent is the trematode Schistosoma mansoni, whereas aquatic snails of the genus Biomphalaria act as intermediate hosts in the parasite life cycle. In Brazil, the distribution of Biomphalaria spp...
  52. Massa D, Chejlava M, Fried B, Sherma J. High performance column liquid chromatographic analysis of selected carboxylic acids in Biomphalaria glabrata patently infected with Schistosoma mansoni. Parasitol Res. 2007;101:925-8 pubmed
    ..mansoni infection on certain carboxylic acids in the digestive gland gonad complex (DGG) and hemolymph of Biomphalaria glabrata...
  53. Pereira C, Martins Souza R, Coelho P, Lima W, Negrão Corrêa D. Effect of Angiostrongylus vasorum infection on Biomphalaria tenagophila susceptibility to Schistosoma mansoni. Acta Trop. 2006;98:224-33 pubmed
    ..However, when S. mansoni infection occurred after A. vasorum larvae are completely encapsulated, the response against S. mansoni was not altered, and therefore there were no differences in the susceptibility level...
  54. Amancha P, Dissous C, Nadimpalli S. Characterization of the mannose 6-phosphate receptor (Mr 300 kDa) protein dependent pathway of lysosomal enzyme targeting in Biomphalaria glabrata mollusc cells. Biochimie. 2009;91:982-8 pubmed publisher
    ..The present study describes for the first time the MPR 300 dependent pathway of lysosomal enzyme sorting in the Biomphalaria glabrata embryonic (Bge) cells...
  55. Abou Elseoud S, Abdel Fattah N, Ezz El Din H, Abdel Al H, Mossalem H, Elleboudy N. Carboxylic acids as biomarkers of Biomphalaria alexandrina snails infected with Schistosoma mansoni. Korean J Parasitol. 2010;48:127-32 pubmed publisher
    b>Biomphalaria alexandrina snails play an indispensable role in transmission of schistosomiasis...
  56. Ittiprasert W, Knight M. Reversing the resistance phenotype of the Biomphalaria glabrata snail host Schistosoma mansoni infection by temperature modulation. PLoS Pathog. 2012;8:e1002677 pubmed publisher
    b>Biomphalaria glabrata snails that display either resistant or susceptible phenotypes to the parasitic trematode, Schistosoma mansoni provide an invaluable resource towards elucidating the molecular basis of the snail-host/schistosome ..
  57. Knight M, Miller A, Liu Y, Scaria P, Woodle M, Ittiprasert W. Polyethyleneimine (PEI) mediated siRNA gene silencing in the Schistosoma mansoni snail host, Biomphalaria glabrata. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2011;5:e1212 pubmed publisher
    An in vivo, non-invasive technique for gene silencing by RNA interference (RNAi) in the snail, Biomphalaria glabrata, has been developed using cationic polymer polyethyleneimine (PEI) mediated delivery of long double-stranded (ds) and ..
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    ..in the metropolitan region of Belo Horizonte (Minas Gerais) and to evaluate the natural infestation rate of Biomphalaria straminea (Gastropoda: Planorbidae) by Schistosoma mansoni (Platyhelminthes: Trematoda) and Chaetogaster ..
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    Resistance of the snail Biomphalaria glabrata to the trematode Schistosoma mansoni is correlated with allelic variation at copper-zinc superoxide dismutase (sod1)...
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    ..Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil, between January 2009 and February 2012, in total 14,264 specimens of Biomphalaria straminea were collected, of which 192 (1.35%) were infected with gymnocephalous cercariae...
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    To identify gene(s) that may be associated with resistance/susceptibility in the intermediate snail host Biomphalaria glabrata to Schistosoma mansoni infection, a snail albumen gland cDNA library was differentially screened and a partial ..
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    Resistance or susceptibility of the snail host Biomphalaria glabrata to Schistosoma mansoni is determined by the genetics of both the snail and parasite...
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    ..of this family from the platyhelminth parasite Schistosoma mansoni and its intermediate host, the mollusk Biomphalaria glabrata. Here we report that an RXR ortholog from B...
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    An efficient method for breeding Biomphalaria tenagophila (Taim lineage/RS) was developed over a 5-year-period (2005-2010). Special facilities were provided which consisted of four cement tanks (9.4 x 0.6 x 0...
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    In Egypt, Biomphalaria alexandrina is the intermediate host for Schistosoma mansoni. The fates of Schistosoma miracidia in the snails varies between different species of Biomphalaria...
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    ..the glucose and maltose concentrations of the digestive gland-gonad complex (DGG) of uninfected-estivated Biomphalaria glabrata snails and estivated B. glabrata patently infected with Schistosoma mansoni...
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    Because susceptibility or resistance of Biomphalaria glabrata to the trematode Echinostoma caproni correlates with differential hemocytic adhesive properties, we compared the expression of genes involved in adhesion processes between ..
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    ..We tested how parasite-resistant and -susceptible strains of the freshwater snail, Biomphalaria glabrata, responded to cadmium and elevated temperature challenges after having been exposed to low-level ..
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    The production of reactive oxygen species by hemocytes from the gastropod Biomphalaria glabrata has been linked to their ability to kill the trematode parasite Schistosoma mansoni...
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    ..1832, were evaluated against egg masses and adults of Biomphalaria pfeifferi (Krauss, 1848), the snail intermediate host of Schistosoma mansoni (Sambon, 1907) in Nigeria.
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    ..8-630.2 ?M. At doses higher than 157.6 ?M, piplartine induced morphological changes in the oral and ventral sucker regions of the worms. It is the first time that the schistosomicidal activity has been reported for piplartine...
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    ..type galectin was characterized from an embryonic cell line (Bge) and circulating hemocytes of the snail Biomphalaria glabrata, intermediate host of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni. The predicted B...
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    ..by the cardiac and pericardial tissues were compared between susceptible (Cabo Frio) and resistant (Taim) Biomphalaria tenagophila populations, challenged (c) and non-challenged (nc) with Schistosoma mansoni...
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    ..The next generation of schistosomiasis control can be optimized using new monitoring tools and effective transmission containment...
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