Toxoplasma-induced Behavioral Changes: An Aspecific Consequence of Neuroinflammation

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Abstract

A key strategy that many parasites use to facilitate transmission involves behavioral modification of their hosts. Toxoplasma gondii has been taken as an example for this strategy. A recent study by Boillat et al. reported that attraction to predator odor following Toxoplasma infection is not specific to felines.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)317-318
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in parasitology
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020

Keywords

  • Toxoplasma gondii
  • behaviors
  • cyst burden
  • inflammation
  • predator avoidance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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