Fluorescent phospholipids preferentially accumulate in sub-tegumental cells of schistosomula of Schistosoma mansoni.

@article{Furlong1992FluorescentPP,
  title={Fluorescent phospholipids preferentially accumulate in sub-tegumental cells of schistosomula of Schistosoma mansoni.},
  author={Stephen T. Furlong and K S Thibault and Rick A. Rogers},
  journal={Journal of cell science},
  year={1992},
  volume={103 ( Pt 3)},
  pages={823-30}
}
Schistosomes do not make sterols or fatty acids de novo and thus require host lipids for survival. The acquisition of host lipids may also be an important factor in the schistosome's defense from host immunity; however, little is known about the regulation of this process. Here we have examined binding of radiolabeled and fluorescently labeled liposomes to schistosomula, and followed incorporation of fluorescent phospholipids into the worm by both morphological and biochemical methods… CONTINUE READING