Cell invasion by the vertebrate stages of Plasmodium

Photini Sinnis, B. Kim Lee Sim

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Protozoans of the genus Plasmodium are the causative agents of malaria; they have a complex life cycle involving vertebrate and arthropod hosts and have three distinct invasive stages. Although the invasive stages probably invade cells using similar mechanisms, each stage has a different host cell specificity and utilizes different receptors to enter cells.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-58
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Virology


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