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Pathogens 2018, 7(3), 69; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens7030069

A Window to Toxoplasma gondii Egress

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Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21941-902, Brazil
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Centro Nacional de Biologia Estrutural e Bioimagem (CENABIO), Cidade Universitária, Rio de Janeiro, RJ 21941-902, Brazil
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Received: 30 July 2018 / Revised: 9 August 2018 / Accepted: 10 August 2018 / Published: 14 August 2018
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Abstract

The Toxoplasma gondii cellular cycle has been widely studied in many lifecycle stages; however, the egress event still is poorly understood even though different types of molecules were shown to be involved. Assuming that there is no purpose or intentionality in biological phenomena, there is no such question as “Why does the parasite leaves the host cell”, but “Under what conditions and how?”. In this review we aimed to summarize current knowledge concerning T. gondii egress physiology (signalling pathways), structures, and route. View Full-Text
Keywords: toxoplasma gondii; toxoplasma egress; electron microscopy toxoplasma gondii; toxoplasma egress; electron microscopy
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Caldas, L.A.; de Souza, W. A Window to Toxoplasma gondii Egress. Pathogens 2018, 7, 69.

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