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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 504959, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/504959
Research Article

The Hamster Model for Identification of Specific Antigens of Taenia solium Tapeworms

Departamento de Microbiología y Parasitología, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Edificio A, 2do piso, Ciudad Universitaria, 04510 México, DF, Mexico

Received 14 July 2011; Accepted 21 September 2011

Academic Editor: Luis I. Terrazas

Copyright © 2011 Alicia Ochoa-Sánchez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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