Published in Malaria Weekly, June 21st, 2004
"Trichomonas vaginalis is a protozoan responsible for the number one, non-viral sexually transmitted disease," said J.F. Alderete and colleagues.
In the course of infection, "[s]urface proteins (AP65, AP51, AP33, and AP23) mediate adherence to vaginal epithelial cells (VECs). Iron increases growth of trichomonads and synthesis and surface placement of adhesins," they explained.
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