Daszak, P. (1999) Zoite migration during 'Eimeria tenella' infection: parasite adaptation to host defences. Parasitology Today, 15(2), pp. 67-72. ISSN (print) 0169-4758Full text not available from this archive.
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.
|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
|Faculty, School or Research Centre:||Faculty of Science (until 2011) > School of Life Sciences|
|Depositing User:||Kim Forbes|
|Date Deposited:||17 Jun 2008|
|Last Modified:||03 May 2011 12:50|
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