Survival Strategies, Protozoa
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Leishmania spp. invade by receptor-mediated phagocytosis, are placed inside phagolysosomes, become protected inside by lipophosphoglycan.
Trypanosoma cruzi tissue stages enter actively their host cells, lay immediately in the cytoplasm, and are protected there by a protein (C 9 cross-reactive protein, TcTox trans-sialidase).
Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites enter actively, are situated in a fusion-resistant parasitophorous vacuole and are protected there by the excreted proteins of micronemes, rhoptries, and dense granules.