Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Tubulovesicular Network (TVN)

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4446-1

This term describes a system of channels which are induced by Plasmodium falciparum as soon as a merozoite has been enclosed by a parasitophorous vacuole (PV) inside an erythrocyte. This system is involved in nutrient uptake and enlarges considerably the surface of the originally balloon-like parasitophorous vacuole.

Keywords

Nutrient Uptake Plasmodium Falciparum Parasitophorous Vacuole Tubulovesicular Network 
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Further Reading

  1. Bhattacharjee S, Stahelin RV, Haldar K (2012) Host targeting of virulence determinants and phosphoinositides in blood stage malaria parasites. Trends Parasitol 28:555–562CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Lauer SA et al (1997) A membrane network for nutrient import in red blood cells infected with the malaria parasite. Science 276:1122–1225CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany