Journal article

High-quality reference genome for Clonorchis sinensis.

Neil D Young, Andreas J Stroehlein, Liina Kinkar, Tao Wang, Woon-Mok Sohn, Bill CH Chang, Parwinder Kaur, David Weisz, Olga Dudchenko, Erez Lieberman Aiden, Pasi K Korhonen, Robin B Gasser

Genomics | Published : 2021


The Chinese liver fluke, Clonorchis sinensis, causes the disease clonorchiasis, affecting ~35 million people in regions of China, Vietnam, Korea and the Russian Far East. Chronic clonorchiasis causes cholangitis and can induce a malignant cancer, called cholangiocarcinoma, in the biliary system. Control in endemic regions is challenging, and often relies largely on chemotherapy with one anthelmintic, called praziquantel. Routine treatment carries a significant risk of inducing resistance to this anthelmintic in the fluke, such that the discovery of new interventions is considered important. It is hoped that the use of molecular technologies will assist this endeavour by enabling the identifi..

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