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Parasitol Int. 2007 Sep;56(3):171-8. Epub 2007 Apr 24.

A long and winding road: the Plasmodium sporozoite's journey in the mammalian host.

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Department of Medical Parasitology, New York University School of Medicine, 341 East 25th Street, New York, NY 10010, United States. photini.sinnis@med.nyu.edu

Abstract

The Plasmodium sporozoite, the infectious stage of the malaria parasite, makes a remarkable journey in its mammalian host. Here we review our current knowledge of the molecular and cellular basis of this journey, which begins in the skin and ends in the hepatocyte.

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17513164
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PMC1995443
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10.1016/j.parint.2007.04.002
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