Hosts: Vincent Racaniello and Dickson Despommier
Vincent and Dickson review the finding that urocanic acid in the skin is a chemoattractant for the parasitic nematode Strongyloides stercoralis.
Download TWiP #71 (60 MB .mp3, 84 minutes).
Links for this episode:
- Strongyloides stercoralis (TWiP #71)
- Urocanic acid is a S. stercoralis chemoattractant (PNAS)
- Chemical trails of parasites (PNAS)
- Urocanic acid (Wikipedia)
- Candiru (Wikipedia)
- Your Inner Fish (PBS)
- Letters read on TWiP 71
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