Published in Hematology Week, November 10th, 2003
"Escape from the host erythrocyte by the invasive stage of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is a fundamental step in the pathogenesis of malaria of which little is known," scientists in Australia explained. "Upon merozoite invasion of the host cell, the parasite becomes enclosed within a parasitophorous vacuole, the compartment in which the parasite undergoes growth followed by asexual division to produce 16-32 daughter merozoites. These daughter cells are released upon parasitophorous vacuole and erythrocyte membrane...
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