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Hypothesis on the mechanism of erythrocyte invasion by malaria merozoites

By Louis H. Miller


Plasmodium knowlesi merozoites invade erythrocytes by a sequence of events: attachment, widespread deformation of the erythrocyte membrane, endocytosis, and resealing of the membrane and vesicle. The possible mechanisms by which these events occur are discussed. In particular, there is a detailed discussion of the role of the Duffy blood group system in invasion

Topics: Biology of the Malaria Parasite
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