Invasion mechanisms among emerging food-borne protozoan parasites

Yoshida, N., Tyler, K.M. and Llewellyn, M.S. (2011) Invasion mechanisms among emerging food-borne protozoan parasites. Trends in Parasitology, 27(10), pp. 459-466. (doi:10.1016/ (PMID:21840261)

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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.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Llewellyn, Dr Martin
Authors: Yoshida, N., Tyler, K.M., and Llewellyn, M.S.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing
Journal Name:Trends in Parasitology
ISSN (Online):1471-5007

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