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TheJournalofExperimentalMedicine BRIEF DEFINITIVE REPORT
 

Summary: TheJournalofExperimentalMedicine
BRIEF DEFINITIVE REPORT
JEM The Rockefeller University Press $8.00
Vol. 203, No. 9, September 4, 2006 20632071 www.jem.org/cgi/doi/10.1084/jem.20061318
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Protozoan parasites of phylum Apicomplexa
(for example, Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Eimeria,
and Cryptosporidium) represent important hu-
man and veterinary pathogens worldwide (1,
2). Apicomplexans actively invade host cells
and form parasitophorous vacuoles (PVs),
which appear to be secluded from the endo-
cytic and lysosomal compartments of the in-
fected cell (3, 4). Nevertheless, the PV appears
to provide an interface through which the par-
asite acquires nutrients from the host cytosol
for growth and replication and alters innate im-
mune signaling (5, 6). The formation of a non-
fusogenic PV has been classically viewed as an
adaptive mechanism for intracellular survival

  

Source: Arnold, Jonathan - Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center & Department of Genetics, University of Georgia

 

Collections: Biotechnology