Structures and Organelles in Pathogenic Protists

  • W. de Souza

Part of the Microbiology Monographs book series (MICROMONO, volume 17)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Marlene Benchimol
    Pages 1-26
  3. Wanderley de Souza, Marcia Attias
    Pages 27-62
  4. Johanna Buisson, Philippe Bastin
    Pages 63-86
  5. Narcisa Leal Cunha-e-Silva, Celso Sant’Anna, Miria G. Pereira, Wanderley de Souza
    Pages 115-130
  6. Diane McMahon-Pratt, Tania Ueda-Nakamura, Yara M. Traub-Csekö
    Pages 131-148
  7. Sherri S. Smith, Nancy Guillen
    Pages 149-173
  8. Jean François Dubremetz
    Pages 175-194
  9. Fernando D. Rivero, Dana Müller, Hugo D. Lujan
    Pages 195-225
  10. Julius Lukeš, Hassan Hashimi, Zdeněk Verner, Zdeňka Čičová
    Pages 227-252
  11. Swati Agrawal, Sethu Nair, Lilach Sheiner, Boris Striepen
    Pages 253-283
  12. Fred R. Opperdoes
    Pages 285-298
  13. Paul Ulrich, Roxana Cintrón, Roberto Docampo
    Pages 299-318
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 319-323

About this book


Parasitic protozoa, including some which are agents of human and veterinary diseases, display special cytoplasmic structures and organelles. Metabolic pathways have been discovered in these organelles which open up new possibilities for drug targets. This work presents reviews dealing with cytoskeletal structures such as the mastigont system found in trichomonads, the sub-pellicular microtubules in trypanosomatids and the paraflagellar rod. Further chapters cover structures involved in the synthesis, secretion and uptake of molecules, including the flagellar pocket of trypanosomatids, the reservosome of Trypanosoma and the megasome found in Leishmania, the traffic of vesicles in Entamoeba histolytica, secretory organelles and the secretory events of intestinal parasites during encystation. Reviews on special organelles, such as the kinetoplast-mitochondrion complex, the apicoplast found in Apicomplexa, the glycosomes in Kinetoplastida and the acidocalcisomes found in several protozoa complete the volume.


Cytoskeleton Leishmania Parasitic protozoa Protozoa Trichomonads Trypanosoms cytoplasm

Editors and affiliations

  • W. de Souza
    • 1
  1. 1.Inst. Biofisica Carlos Chagas FilhoUniversidade Federal do Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-12862-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-12863-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1862-5576
  • Series Online ISSN 1862-5584
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