Microbes Infect. 2012 Sep 21. pii: S1286-4579(12)00222-5. doi: 10.1016/j.micinf.2012.09.005. [Epub ahead of print]
Virulence factors of Toxoplasma gondii
Dubremetz JF, Lebrun M.
UMR5235 CNRS-Université de Montpellier 2, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5, France. Electronic address: email@example.com.
Toxoplasma gondii virulence is dependent on factors involved in either parasite-host cell interaction, or in host immune response. It is essentially defined in the mouse and little is known concerning human infection. The genetic dependence of virulence is a growing field, benefiting from the recent development of research of the population structure of T. gondii.
PMID: 23006855 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]