Journal article

Environmental sensing and regulation of motility in Toxoplasma

Alessandro D Uboldi, Mary-Louise Wilde, Stefanie M Bader, Christopher J Tonkin

MOLECULAR MICROBIOLOGY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

Toxoplasma and other apicomplexan parasites undergo a unique form of cellular locomotion referred to as "gliding motility." Gliding motility is crucial for parasite survival as it powers tissue dissemination, host cell invasion and egress. Distinct environmental cues lead to activation of gliding motility and have become a prominent focus of recent investigation. Progress has been made toward understanding what environmental cues are sensed and how these signals are transduced in order to regulate the machinery and cellular events powering gliding motility. In this review, we will discuss new findings and integrate these into our current understanding to propose a model of how environmental ..

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