Entry of Trypanosoma cruzi into eukaryotic cells.

  • Ortega-Barria E
  • Pereira M
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Abstract

Trypanosoma cruzi invades a variety of mammalian cells by receptor-ligand interactions. In this review two T. cruzi carbohydrate-binding proteins, neuraminidase/trans-sialidase and penetrin, are discussed as possibly playing a role in parasite entry into mammalian cells.

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  • i integrins i macro-
  • trypanosoma cruzi i receptors

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  • E Ortega-Barria

  • M E Pereira

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