Echinococcus-Host Interactions at Cellular and Molecular Levels.

  title={Echinococcus-Host Interactions at Cellular and Molecular Levels.},
  author={Klaus Brehm and Uriel Koziol},
  journal={Advances in parasitology},
The potentially lethal zoonotic diseases alveolar and cystic echinococcosis are caused by the metacestode larval stages of the tapeworms Echinococcus multilocularis and Echinococcus granulosus, respectively. In both cases, metacestode growth and proliferation occurs within the inner organs of mammalian hosts, which is associated with complex molecular host-parasite interactions that regulate nutrient uptake by the parasite as well as metacestode persistence and development. Using in vitro… CONTINUE READING