Coiling phagocytosis of trypanosomatids and fungal cells.

  title={Coiling phagocytosis of trypanosomatids and fungal cells.},
  author={Michael G. Rittig and Klaus Schr{\"o}ppel and K H Seack and U. Sander and E N N'Diaye and Isabelle Maridonneau-Parini and W Solbach and Christian Bogdan},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={66 9},
Coiling phagocytosis has previously been studied only with the bacteria Legionella pneumophila and Borrelia burgdorferi, and the results were inconsistent. To learn more about this unconventional phagocytic mechanism, the uptake of various eukaryotic microorganisms by human monocytes, murine macrophages, and murine dendritic cells was investigated in vitro by video and electron microscopy. Unconventional phagocytosis of Leishmania spp. promastigotes, Trypanosoma cruzi trypomastigotes, Candida… CONTINUE READING


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