Calcium regulation in protozoan parasites.

  title={Calcium regulation in protozoan parasites.},
  author={Silvia N. J. Moreno and Roberto Docampo},
  journal={Current opinion in microbiology},
  volume={6 4},
The calcium ion (Ca(2+)) is used as a major signaling molecule in a diverse range of eukaryotic cells including several human parasitic protozoa, such as Trypanosoma cruzi, Trypanosoma brucei, Leishmania spp, Plasmodium spp, Toxoplasma gondii, Cryptosporidium parvum, Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia and Trichomonas vaginalis. Ca(2+) is critical for invasion of intracellular parasites, and its cytosolic concentration is regulated by the concerted operation of several transporters present… CONTINUE READING


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