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Authors’ addresses: Jean Marie Naples and Clive Shiff, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205-2179. Rolf U. Halden, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Center for Water and Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205-2179.
Acknowledgments: We are grateful to Dr. F. Lewis (Schistosomiasis Laboratory, Biomedical Research Institute, Rockville, MD) for supplying the infected Biomphalaria glabrata snails used in this work and his assistance with perfusion studies through the National Institutes of Health–National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases contract AI-30026. We also thank Dr. Paul Miller (Department of Biochemistry, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health) for assistance and guidance with the distillation of red cedarwood oil for production of the MOF, Dr. James Polli (Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Maryland, School of Pharmacy, Baltimore, MD) for guidance and suggestions, and Jochen Heidler and Jacqueline Heilman for analysis of cedar oil components by GC/MS.
Financial support: This work was supported by technology transfer grant 040-950-0163 from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and by NIH training grant T32 AI 07417 (Training in Molecular and Cellular Bases of Infectious Disease).
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