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Plasmodium merozoites

Open Access | Distinct External Signals Trigger Sequential Release of Apical Organelles during Erythrocyte Invasion by Malaria Parasites

February 11, 2010 - 13:53 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Shailja Singh, M. Mahmood Alam, Ipsita Pal-Bhowmick, Joseph A. Brzostowski, Chetan E. Chitnis
Reference: 
PLoS Pathog 6(2): e1000746

 

The invasion of erythrocytes by Plasmodium merozoites requires specific interactions between host receptors and parasite ligands. We have used time-lapse video microscopy to study changes in intracellular calcium levels in Plasmodium falciparum merozoites during erythrocyte invasion.

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