Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Cytoadhesion

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4595-1

This term describes the phenomenon when Plasmodium infected erythrocytes become firmly attached to the endothelium of blood vessels or to other cells inside the blood by help of host cell receptors and parasite ligands. This activity may introduce blocking of blood vessels with fatal outcome.

Keywords

Blood Vessel Host Cell Cell Receptor Fatal Outcome Infected Erythrocyte 
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Further Reading

  1. Cunnington AJ et al (2013) Struck in a rut? Reconsideration the role of parasite sequestration in severe malaria syndromes. Trends Parasitol 29:585–602CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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