Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Secretory Proteins

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2853

In asexual apicomplexan motile stages (e.g., merozoites, sporozoites,  tachyzoites,  bradyzoites) various apical organelles secrete proteins ( Dense Bodies, Dense Granule Protein,  Rhoptries,  Micronemes), which are discharged, and reach the surface of the stages ( Apicomplexa/ Host Cell Invasion).

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