Besnoitia besnoiti protein disulfide isomerase (BbPDI): molecular characterization, expression and in silico modelling.
- Autores: Cortes H, Hemphill A, Leitão A, Marcelino E, Martins TM, Morais JB, Nolasco S, Novo C
- Ano de Publicação: 2011
- Journal: The Electronic Journal Information Systems Evaluation
- Link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Besnoitia+besnoiti+protein+disulfide+isomerase+(BbPDI)%3A+molecular+characterization%2C+expression+and+in+silico+modelling
Besnoitia besnoiti is an apicomplexan parasite responsible for bovine besnoitiosis, a disease with a high prevalence in tropical and subtropical regions and re-emerging in Europe. Despite the great economical losses associated with besnoitiosis, this disease has been underestimated and poorly studied, and neither an effective therapy nor an efficacious vaccine is available.