[Parasitology] RE: Hageman Factor or Factor XII--Parasite Effects

Rajan,Thiruchandurai V. via parasite%40net.bio.net (by rajan from neuron.uchc.edu)
Thu Nov 1 13:29:10 EST 2007


Dear Ms. Beales:

	You may already know this, but there are two people in the
United States who have published extensively on inhibition of clotting
by parasitic organisms.  They are Dr. Michael Capello at Yale and Dr.
Peter Hotez at George Washington University.  Hope this helps!

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   1. Hageman Factor or Factor XII--Parasite Effects (Donna Beales)


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Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 11:52:39 -0400
From: "Donna Beales" <DBeales from LowellGeneral.org>
Subject: [Parasitology] Hageman Factor or Factor XII--Parasite Effects
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I have identified a few different species of parasites that have been
shown to dampen the effect of factor XII in human blood (this is a
clotting factor).  

 

I am not a parasitology expert and am hoping to locate someone who can
speak to this effect.  

 

My specific question is whether or not this dampening effect is species
specific, or if it is theoretically (or actually) a property of all
parasites.

 

I'm grateful for any assistance.

 

Donna Beales, MILS

Lowell General Hospital

Health Science Library

295 Varnum Ave.

Lowell, MA 01850

Email: dbeales AT lowellgeneral.org

www.lowellgeneral.org/library <http://www.lowellgeneral.org/library> 

Tel. 978-937-6247

Fax 978-937-6855

 

 

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