Nutrient acquisition by intracellular apicomplexan parasites: staying in for dinner.

@article{Saliba2001NutrientAB,
  title={Nutrient acquisition by intracellular apicomplexan parasites: staying in for dinner.},
  author={Kevin J. Saliba and Kiaran Kirk},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={2001},
  volume={31 12},
  pages={1321-30}
}
The intracellular forms of the apicomplexan parasites Plasmodium, Toxoplasma and Eimeria reside within a parasitophorous vacuole. The nutrients required by these intracellular parasites to support their high rate of growth and replication originate from the host cell which, in turn, takes up such compounds from the extracellular milieu. Solutes moving from the external medium to the interior of the parasite, are confronted by a series of three membranes --the host cell membrane, the… CONTINUE READING