A long and winding road

The Plasmodium sporozoite's journey in the mammalian host

Photini Sinnis, Alida Coppi

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Abstract

The Plasmodium sporozoite, the infectious stage of the malaria parasite, makes a remarkable journey in its mammalian host. Here we review our current knowledge of the molecular and cellular basis of this journey, which begins in the skin and ends in the hepatocyte.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-178
Number of pages8
JournalParasitology International
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Sporozoites
Plasmodium
Malaria
Hepatocytes
Parasites
Skin

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  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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A long and winding road : The Plasmodium sporozoite's journey in the mammalian host. / Sinnis, Photini; Coppi, Alida.

In: Parasitology International, Vol. 56, No. 3, 09.2007, p. 171-178.

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