human liver fluke

human liver fluke

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After being thrashed by the quackbusters that a human liver fluke endemic to Southeast Asia could be causal in cancer cases, scientists from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research collaborating with George Washington University have found that another human liver fluke (Opisthorchis viverrini) contributes to the development of liver cancer by secreting granulin, a growth hormone that is known to cause uncontrolled cell growth.
The results of this study demonstrate that the human liver fluke O.
Common human liver flukes include Clonorchis sinensis, Opisthorchis viverrini, Fasciola hepatica and Schistosoma species.
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