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Title: Can the activation of plasminogen/plasmin system of the host by metabolic products of Dirofilaria immitis participate in heartworm disease endarteritis?
Authors: González-Miguel, J.
Morchón, R.
Carretón, Elena 
Montoya-Alonso, José Alberto 
Simón Martín, Fernando
UNESCO Clasification: 3109 Ciencias veterinarias
Keywords: Dirofilaria immitis
Excretory/secretory antigens
Endothelial cells
Smooth muscle cells
Proliferative endarteritis
Issue Date: 2015
Journal: Parasites and Vectors 
Abstract: Our study reports an interrelationship between plasmin caused by fibrinolysis activation by metabolic products of D. immitis and the appearance of pathological events similar to those described in the emergence of proliferative endarteritis in the cardiopulmonary dirofilariosis
ISSN: 1756-3305
DOI: 10.1186/s13071-015-0799-0
Source: Parasites and Vectors,v. 8 (194)
Rights: by-nc-nd
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