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Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 591079, 10 pages
Research Article

Progesterone Induces Scolex Evagination of the Human Parasite Taenia solium: Evolutionary Implications to the Host-Parasite Relationship

1Departamento de Biología, Facultad de Química, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, AP 70228, 04510 México, DF, Mexico
2Departamento de Inmunología, Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, AP 70228, 04510 México, DF, Mexico
3Instituto de Biología, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, 04510 México, DF, Mexico

Received 30 July 2009; Accepted 14 September 2009

Academic Editor: Luis I. Terrazas

Copyright © 2010 Galileo Escobedo 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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