Microbiology Monographs

Structures and Organelles in Pathogenic Protists

Editors: de Souza, W. (Ed.)

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Parasitic protozoa, including some which are agents of human and veterinary diseases, display special cytoplasmic structures and organelles. Metabolic pathways have been discovered in these organelles which open up new possibilities for drug targets. This work presents reviews dealing with cytoskeletal structures such as the mastigont system found in trichomonads, the sub-pellicular microtubules in trypanosomatids and the paraflagellar rod. Further chapters cover structures involved in the synthesis, secretion and uptake of molecules, including the flagellar pocket of trypanosomatids, the reservosome of Trypanosoma and the megasome found in Leishmania, the traffic of vesicles in Entamoeba histolytica, secretory organelles and the secretory events of intestinal parasites during encystation. Reviews on special organelles, such as the kinetoplast-mitochondrion complex, the apicoplast found in Apicomplexa, the glycosomes in Kinetoplastida and the acidocalcisomes found in several protozoa complete the volume.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • The Mastigont System in Trichomonads

    Benchimol, Marlene

    Pages 1-26

  • Subpellicular Microtubules in Apicomplexa and Trypanosomatids

    Souza, Wanderley (et al.)

    Pages 27-62

  • Flagellum Structure and Function in Trypanosomes

    Buisson, Johanna (et al.)

    Pages 63-86

  • The Flagellar Pocket of Trypanosomatids: A Critical Feature for Cell Morphogenesis and Pathogenicity

    McKean, Paul G. (et al.)

    Pages 87-113

  • Reservosomes of Trypanosoma cruzi

    Cunha-e-Silva, Narcisa Leal (et al.)

    Pages 115-130

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Structures and Organelles in Pathogenic Protists
Editors
  • W. de Souza
Series Title
Microbiology Monographs
Series Volume
17
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-12863-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-12863-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-12862-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-26496-2
Series ISSN
1862-5576
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 324
Number of Illustrations and Tables
59 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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