Zoite migration during 'Eimeria tenella' infection: parasite adaptation to host defences

Daszak, P. (1999) Zoite migration during 'Eimeria tenella' infection: parasite adaptation to host defences. Parasitology Today, 15(2), pp. 67-72. ISSN (print) 0169-4758

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Abstract

The apicomplexan parasite Eimeria tenella has evolved a number of strategies for migration into different compartments of the intestinal tissue during its life cycle. These migration events are associated intricately with pathogenesis and are currently of great interest to coccidiologists. Using evidence from in vivo studies and recent work on the dynamics of gut cell turnover, Peter Daszak suggests that E. tenella zoite migration might be viewed as parasite evolutionary adaptation to evade the host innate immune responses (resistance) and deal with the complex, dynamic nature of gut epithelial tissue.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: mast-cell protease, ultrastructural observations, epithelial-cells, 1st-generation merozoites, coccidia, invasion, sporozoites, chicken, leukocytes, protozoa
Research Area: Allied health professions and studies
Biological sciences
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Life Sciences
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Depositing User: Kim Forbes
Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2008
Last Modified: 03 May 2011 12:50
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/2529

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