The interaction between the amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris and extracellular matrix glycoproteins in vitro.

@article{RochaAzevedo2007TheIB,
  title={The interaction between the amoeba Balamuthia mandrillaris and extracellular matrix glycoproteins in vitro.},
  author={Bruno da Rocha-Azevedo and Melissa J Jamerson and Guy A. Cabral and Fernando Costa e Silva-Filho and Francine Marciano-Cabral},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2007},
  volume={134 Pt 1},
  pages={51-8}
}
Balamuthia mandrillaris, a soil amoeba, is the causative agent of Balamuthia granulomatous amoebic encephalitis, a life-threatening brain infection. This amoeba is acquired from contaminated soil and may enter the host through cutaneous lesions or through nasal passages, migrating to the lungs or brain. During invasion, B. mandrillaris has access to components of the extracellular matrix (ECM) of the host. Therefore, we investigated the interaction of B. mandrillaris with 3 ECM glycoproteins… CONTINUE READING