Connect with us

National

Molecular stilts help deadly parasites to invade host cells – News-Medical.Net

In biological terms, gliding refers to the type of movement during which a cell moves along a surface without changing its shape. This form of movement is uniqu…

Published

on

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Oct 13 2020
In biological terms, gliding refers to the type of movement during which a cell moves along a surface without changing its shape. This form of movement is unique to parasites from the phylum Apicomplexa, such as Plasmodium and Toxoplasma.
Both parasites, which are transmitted by mosquitoes and cats, have an enormous impact on global heath. Plasmodium causes 228 million malaria infections and around 400,000 deaths per year. Toxoplasma, which infects…

Click here to view the original article.

Safety Mate