Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_44-2

Acidic Ca2+ storage compartment in trypanosomatids, e.g., Leishmania mexicana, Trypanosoma cruzi, and Apicomplexa (Toxoplasma gondii). They are also rich in phosphorous, Ca2+, Mg2+, and Zn2+ and have a number of pumps and exchangers involved in their homeostasis.


Toxoplasma Gondii Trypanosoma Cruzi Storage Compartment 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und Parasitologie Universitätsstraße 1DüsseldorfGermany