Signalling of Trichomonas vaginalis for amoeboid transformation and adhesion synthesis follows cytoadherence.

@article{Arroyo1993SignallingOT,
  title={Signalling of Trichomonas vaginalis for amoeboid transformation and adhesion synthesis follows cytoadherence.},
  author={Rossana Arroyo and Arturo Gonz{\'a}lez-Robles and Adolfo Mart{\'i}nez-Palomo and John F. Alderete},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={7 2},
  pages={
          299-309
        }
}
The cytoadherence of Trichomonas vaginalis, the sexually transmitted flagellated protozoan, to vaginal epithelial cells (VECs) is the key to infection. Electron microscopy revealed that in vitro-grown parasites having typical globular shape transformed rapidly after contact with VECs into thin, flat, amoeboid cells, maximizing the area of adhesion to the surface of VECs. Amoebic trichomonads formed filopodia and pseudopodia, which interdigitated at distinct sites on the plasma membrane of… CONTINUE READING
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