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Trichinella (1835-2007)

This site contains basic biological information regarding Trichinella spiralis, and includes research findings on all aspects of the parenteral phase of the infection. Much of the information is based on publications by Dickson Despommier and colleagues over the last 30 years, that mostly dealt with Nurse cell formation and its relationship to angiogenesis and collagen capsule formation. In addition, a brief history of its discovery, clinical aspects, and useful links to other sites dealing with the genus Trichinella are provided. This site is dedicated to all those colleagues of mine who worked in my laboratory, without whose creative input, none of the information contained herein would have been discovered. A special thanks goes to Virginia Capó, Allen Gold, and Ramona Polvere.

Summary of Basic & Clinical Information (click here for the PDF version)
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Added Articles of Interest page and posted an article on Trichinella speciation.


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Dickson Despommier, Ph.D. and Vincent R. Racaniello
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