KEGG   GENOME: Loa loa (eye worm)Help
Entry
T02664            Complete  Genome                                 

Name
loa, LOALO, 7209
Definition
Loa loa (eye worm)
Annotation
KOALAShow organism
Taxonomy
TAX:7209
  Lineage
Eukaryota; Metazoa; Ecdysozoa; Nematoda; Chromadorea; Spirurida; Filarioidea; Onchocercidae; Loa
Taxonomy
Data source
Original DB
Keywords
Human pathogen
Disease
H01104  Loiasis
Comment
African eyeworm.
Major filarial pathogen of humans.
Does not contain the obligate  intracellular Wolbachia endosymbiont.
Microfilariae (L1) are acquired by flies from human blood and subsequently develop into infective larvae (L3) before being reintroduced into a human host during a second blood meal.
Purified during a therapeutic apheresis from a patient with loiasis infected in Cameroon.
Statistics
Number of protein genes:       16293
Number of RNA genes:              24
Reference
  Authors
Desjardins CA et al.
  Title
Genomics of Loa loa, a Wolbachia-free filarial parasite of humans.
  Journal
Nat Genet 45:495-500 (2013)

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