Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Amoebapora A

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_142-2

This is a protein of Entamoeba histolytica, which may initiate openings in membranes of endothelial cells of the host. Its structure belongs to the archetypes of saposin-like proteins. Similar proteins have been found in porcine and human cytotoxic lymphocytes and have been described as “natural killer lysine” and “granulolysin,” respectively.


Endothelial Cell Natural Killer Similar Protein Entamoeba Histolytica Cytotoxic Lymphocyte 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieDüsseldorfGermany