The cytostome–cytopharynx complex of Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes disassembles during cell division

@article{Alcantara2017TheCC,
  title={The cytostome–cytopharynx complex of Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes disassembles during cell division},
  author={Carolina de Lima Alcantara and Juliana C Vidal and Wanderley de Souza and Narcisa L Cunha-E-Silva},
  journal={Journal of Cell Science},
  year={2017},
  volume={130},
  pages={164 - 176}
}
ABSTRACT The cytostome–cytopharynx complex is the main site for endocytosis in epimastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi. It consists of an opening at the plasma membrane surface – the cytostome – followed by a membrane invagination – the cytopharynx. In G1/S cells, this structure is associated with two specific sets of microtubules, a quartet and a triplet. Here, we used electron microscopy and electron tomography to build 3D models of the complex at different stages of the cell cycle. The cytostome… 

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