Medical therapeutics derived from leeches (Phy. Annelida; Cl. Hirudinea)

dc.contributor.authorClarke, Christopher Everett Warren
dc.date.accessioned2017-08-16
dc.date.accessioned2022-05-28T00:37:49Z
dc.date.available2022-05-28T00:37:49Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.description.abstractOf all blood feeding invertebrates, few are more notorious than leeches. Throughout their existence as ectoparasites, leeches have evolved to release biological molecules in their saliva that act to counter the responses of the prey’s body to vascular trauma. Inadvertently, these very molecules have been used by humans for centuries for medicinal purposes; however, it is only recently that their cellular action has been elucidated. As a result, these compounds have been isolated and mass produced to treat a wide variety of conditions ranging from heart attack to Alzheimer’s disease and continued work suggests that these isolates will be an important future treatment for metastasis.
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dc.identifier.citationClarke, C. (2016). Medical therapeutics derived from leeches (Phy. Annelida; Cl. Hirudinea). MUSe, 3(1). Retrieved from https://journals.macewan.ca/muse/article/view/297
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14078/939
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.rightsAll Rights Reserved
dc.subjectleeches
dc.subjectmedicine
dc.titleMedical therapeutics derived from leeches (Phy. Annelida; Cl. Hirudinea)
dc.typeStudent Article
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