Compounds of the upper gastrointestinal tract induce rapid and efficient excystation of Entamoeba invadens.

Abstract

The infective stage of Entamoeba parasites is an encysted form. This stage can be readily generated in vitro, which has allowed identification of stimuli that trigger the differentiation of the parasite trophozoite stage into the cyst stage. Studies of the second differentiation event, emergence of the parasite from the cyst upon infection of a host, have… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2009.11.012

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