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Enforcing host cell polarity: an apicomplexan parasite strategy towards dissemination.
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PMID:  21795099     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The propagation of apicomplexan parasites through transmitting vectors is dependent on effective dissemination of parasites inside the mammalian host. Intracellular Toxoplasma and Theileria parasites face the challenge that their spread inside the host depends in part on the motile capacities of their host cells. In response, these parasites influence the efficiency of dissemination by altering adhesive and/or motile properties of their host cells. Theileria parasites do so by targeting signalling pathways that control host cell actin dynamics. The resulting enforced polar host cell morphology facilitates motility and invasiveness, by establishing focal adhesion and invasion structures at the leading edge of the infected cell. This parasite strategy highlights mechanisms of motility regulation that are also likely relevant for immune or cancer cell motility.
Martin Baumgartner
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-7-25
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-0364     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-7-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9815056     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
University of Bern, Vetsuisse Faculty, Molecular Pathobiology, Länggassstrasse 122, CH-3012 Bern, Switzerland.
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