Friday, September 28, 2012

Virulence factors of Toxoplasma gondii

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:

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]

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