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Scientists Identify Motor That Powers Parasitic Cell Invasion

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October 25, 2002
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Imperial College Of Science, Technology And Medicine
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The development of drugs to combat some of the world's most serious parasitic diseases is a step nearer with the discovery of a widely-shared gene that helps parasites to invade host cells. The new understanding of the gene's role in the single-celled parasite Toxoplasma gondii gives scientists a target to block that could stop the parasite literally in its tracks.

The development of drugs to combat some of the world's most serious parasitic diseases is a step nearer with the discovery of a widely-shared gene that helps parasites to invade host cells.


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