Toxoplasma gondii actively invades its host cell rather than entering by conventional phagocytosis. Invasion is powered by a micro filament-based motility system in the parasite that leads to invagination of the host cell plasma membrane to form a novel intracellular vacuole. This vacuole resists fusion with the endocytic network of the host cell and provides a protective environment for replication o f the parasite.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-132
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cell Biology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1995


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