The Estimados Profesores of TWIP solve the case of the Man With Motile Objects, and reveal the secreted and excreted proteins of Giardia parasites.
Hosts: Vincent Racaniello, Dickson Despommier, and Daniel Griffin
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- Excretory and secretory products of Giardia intestinalis (PLoS NTD)
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Case Study for TWiP 145
Male 40s, visiting NYC on business. Lives in Thailand, seeks medical attention for diarrhea and abdominal pain. Diarrhea is continuous, even at night. Feels swollen. Stool cultures come back negative. CBC reveals eosinophilia. Clinician orders stool O&P. See something in stool: large elliptical objects, over 100 microns.
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