Invasion mechanisms among emerging food-borne protozoan parasites

Yoshida, Nobuko, Tyler, Kevin M. and Llewellyn, Martin S. (2011) Invasion mechanisms among emerging food-borne protozoan parasites. Trends in Parasitology, 27 (10). pp. 459-466. ISSN 1471-5007

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Abstract

Food-borne parasitic diseases, many known to be more prevalent in poor countries with deficient sanitary conditions, are becoming common worldwide. Among the emerging protozoan parasites, the most prominent is Trypanosoma cruzi, rarely reported in the past to be transmitted by the oral route but currently responsible for frequent outbreaks of acute cases of Chagas disease contracted orally and characterized by high mortality. Several other food-borne protozoans considered emerging include the apicomplexans Toxoplasma gondii and Cryptosporidium, as well as Giardia and Entamoeba histolytica. Here, the interactions of these protozoans with the mucosal epithelia of the host are discussed.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: trypanosoma cruzi,entamoeba,protozoan infections,apoptosis,humans,toxoplasma,intestinal mucosa,mucins,communicable diseases, emerging,protozoan proteins,cryptosporidium,host-parasite interactions,foodborne diseases,intestinal diseases, parasitic,cell adhesion
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
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Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2012 18:56
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 16:56
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/36852
DOI: 10.1016/j.pt.2011.06.006

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