Leishmania amazonensis: multiple receptor-ligand interactions are involved in amastigote infection of human dendritic cells.


In their mammalian hosts, Leishmania are obligate intracellular parasites that reside in macrophages and dendritic cells (DCs). In the present study, we have investigated in vitro the mechanisms of entry into human DCs of Leishmania amazonensis amastigotes isolated from lesions in nude mice (Am nude). The DC infection rate with Am nude was approximately 36… (More)