Theromyzon tessulatum | definition of Theromyzon tessulatum by Medical dictionary
a small leech that normally parasitizes the nasal sinuses of geese, but which may migrate to the conjunctival sacs and cause keratoconjunctivitis.
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Antimicrobial peptides have been detected in the medicinal leech nervous system (Schikorski et at, 2008) and the intestinal epithelium of a distantly related leech species, Theromyzon tessulatum (Tasiemski et at, 2004).
Molecular characterization of two novel antibacterial peptides inducible upon bacterial challenge in an annelid: the leech Theromyzon tessulatum.
Secretory glands observed in peripheral regions of the collagenous layer and epidermis were morphologically similar to Type II/III cells reported previously in the leech, Theromyzon tessulatum
(Sayers et al.
More recently, it has been shown that antisera directed against the same three peptides results have been detected in the central nervous system of the rhyonobdellid leech, Theromyzon tessulatum
(Salzet et al.