Parasitology Research

, Volume 88, Issue 12, pp 1013–1025 | Cite as

Special organelles of some pathogenic protozoa

  • Wanderley de Souza


Parasitic protozoa comprise a large number of species, some of which are agents of important diseases. They are also of interest from the point of view of cell biology since they contain special organelles and structures. This review analyses our present knowledge of (1) the glycosomes, found in members of the Kinetoplastida order, (2) the hydrogenosomes found in some anaerobic protozoa, especially in trichomonads, (3) the acidocalcisomes, recently described in several protozoa, and (4) structures and organelles participating in the endocytic pathway in trypanosomatids.


Present Knowledge Parasitic Protozoan Important Disease Endocytic Pathway Review Analysis 
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© Springer-Verlag 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wanderley de Souza
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  1. 1.Laboratório de Ultraestrutura Celular Hertha Meyer, Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, CCS-Bloco G, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Ilha do Fundão, 21949-900, Rio de Janeiro-RJ, Brazil

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