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Lendner M.,Institute for Parasitology | Daugschies A.,Institute for Parasitology
Parasitology | Year: 2014

Cryptosporidium host cell interaction remains fairly obscure compared with other apicomplexans such as Plasmodium or Toxoplasma. The reason for this is probably the inability of this parasite to complete its life cycle in vitro and the lack of a system to genetically modify Cryptosporidium. However, there is a substantial set of data about the molecules involved in attachment and invasion and about the host cell pathways involved in actin arrangement that are altered by the parasite. Here we summarize the recent advances in research on host cell infection regarding the excystation process, attachment and invasion, survival in the cell, egress and the available data on omics. © Cambridge University Press 2014. Source


Knubben-Schweizer G.,Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich | Ruegg S.,Institute for Parasitology | Torgerson P.,Institute for Parasitology | Rapsch C.,Vetsuisse Faculty Zurich | And 4 more authors.
Veterinary Journal | Year: 2010

Thirty-two dairy cattle farms with fasciolosis as an established herd problem were visited and divided into groups according to the location of the habitats of the intermediate host of Fasciola hepatica. The farms were revisited 4-5. years later and those that had followed the recommended measures were compared to those that had not. Egg shedding and seroprevalence was significantly reduced in cows on farms complying with the control recommendations but was not reduced on farms that had not complied. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. Source

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