An increase in Sendai virus-induced cell fusion of erythrocytes infected withPlasmodium chabaudi

Abstract

The extent of cell fusion induced by Sendai virus was examined in erythrocytes infected withPlasmodium chabaudi. An increase in cell fusion of erythrocytes with Ehrlich tumor cells and of erythrocytes with erythrocytes was observed wit the infected erythrocytes. However, agglutination by the virus was not changed between erythrocytes of normal and malarial mice. These results indicate that the increase in cell fusion occurred in the process of membrane fusion, suggesting that some membrane property ofPlasmodium-parasitized erythrocytes is changed in terms of Sendai virus-induced cell fusion.

DOI: 10.1007/BF01949381

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@article{Tanabe1982AnII, title={An increase in Sendai virus-induced cell fusion of erythrocytes infected withPlasmodium chabaudi}, author={Katsuhisa Tanabe and Takuya Matsumoto and Masako Furusawa and Shohei Takada}, journal={Experientia}, year={1982}, volume={38}, pages={342-344} }