The effect of Toxoplasma gondii infection on expression of chemokines by rat retinal vascular endothelial cells.


Cells infected by Toxoplasma gondii undergo up-regulation of proinflammatory cytokines, organelle redistribution, and protection from apoptosis. During infection in man, the parasite encysts within the retina, a process that results in retinochoroiditis which can lead to permanent loss of sight. The reasons for the parasite to infect retinal tissue and the… (More)


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