Cryptosporidium parvum infection requires host cell actin polymerization

D. A. Elliott, D. J. Coleman, M. A. Lane, R. C. May, L. M. Machesky, D. P. Clark

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The intracellular protozoan parasite Cryptosporidium parvum accumulates host cell actin at the interface between the parasite and the host cell cytoplasm. Here we show that the actin polymerizing proteins Arp2/3, vasodilator-stimulated phosphoprotein (VASP), and neural Wiskott Aldrich syndrome protein (N-WASP) are present at this interface and that host cell actin polymerization is necessary for parasite infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5940-5942
Number of pages3
JournalInfection and immunity
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Elliott, D. A., Coleman, D. J., Lane, M. A., May, R. C., Machesky, L. M., & Clark, D. P. (2001). Cryptosporidium parvum infection requires host cell actin polymerization. Infection and immunity, 69(9), 5940-5942.