• Immunity
  • Given the modulatory properties of helminth proteins, it has been suggested that they may be co-opted to successfully treat other human diseases, particularly those associated with auto-immunity disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • roundworms
  • Helminths can be either hermaphrodites (i.e. can have both sexes), like tapeworms and the flukes (except the blood fluke which is not a hermaphrodite), or have their sexes differentiated, like the roundworms. (wikipedia.org)
  • humans
  • This result supports the possibility of eventually using helminth products to treat type I diabetes in humans as well. (wikipedia.org)
  • known
  • Previously identified ESTs, which correspond to known helminth proteins, are used to predict the location and function of newly discovered helminth proteins based on genomic sequencing. (wikipedia.org)
  • either
  • In the academic journal EMBO Reports, Dr. Rook says that such helminths "are all either things that really do us no harm, or things where the immune system is forced to give in and avoid a fight because it's just a waste of time. (wikipedia.org)