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Leishmania, the phagosome, and host responses: The journey of a parasite

Séguin, Olivier; Descoteaux, Albert (2016). Leishmania, the phagosome, and host responses: The journey of a parasite Cellular Immunology , vol. 309 . p. 1-6. DOI: 10.1016/j.cellimm.2016.08.004.

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Leishmania is the eukaryotic parasite responsible for leishmaniases, a spectrum of diseases that puts at risk roughly 350 millions of people in 98 countries according to the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi). This parasite has a complex life cycle composed of two distinct stages, the promastigote form found in the female sand-fly vector and the amastigote form that replicates in the mammalian host (Teixeira et al., 2013) [1]. To survive, the parasite interacts with its host immune system at multiple levels. In this review, we discuss the nature of those interactions, how they affect the host immune system, and how they affect parasite survival from the very beginning of the life cycle in the vector to its dissemination within the mammalian host.

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Centre: Centre INRS-Institut Armand Frappier
Date de dépôt: 27 juin 2017 01:37
Dernière modification: 27 juin 2017 01:37
URI: http://espace.inrs.ca/id/eprint/5581

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