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Publications endocytosis related:


Ludek Koreny, Brandon N. Mercado-Saavedra, Christen M. Klinger, Konstantin Barylyuk, Simon Butterworth, Jennifer Hirst, Yolanda Rivera-Cuevas, Nathan R. Zaccai, Victoria J. C. Holzer, Andreas Klingl, Joel B. Dacks, Vern B. Carruthers, Margaret S. Robinson, Simon Gras & Ross F. Waller; Stable endoytic structures navigate the complex pellicle of apicomplexan parasites. Nature Communications volume 14, Article number: 2167 (2023)


Spielmann T, Gras S, Sabitzki R, Meissner M.; Endocytosis in Plasmodium and Toxoplasma Parasites. Trends Parasitol. 2020, Jun;36(6):520-532. doi: 10.1016/j.pt.2020.03.010. Epub 2020 Apr 24. PMID: 32340866 Review.


Gras S, Jimenez-Ruiz E, Klinger CM, Schneider K, Klingl A, Lemgruber L, Meissner M.; An endocytic-secretory cycle participates in Toxoplasma gondii in motility. In: PLOS Biology 2019


Whitelaw JA et al.; Surface attachment, promoted by the actomyosin system of Toxoplasma gondii is important for efficient gliding motility and invasion. BMC Biology, 2017, 15, 1. doi:10.1186/s12915-016-0343-5; PMID:28100223; PMCID:PMC5242020

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Del Rosario M, Periz J, Pavlou G, Lyth O, Latorre-Barragan F, Das S, Pall GS, Stortz JF, Lemgruber L, Whitelaw JA, Baum J, Tardieux I, Meissner M.; Apicomplexan F-actin is required for efficient nuclear entry during host cell invasion. EMBO Rep. 2019 Dec 5;20(12):e48896. doi: 10.15252/embr.201948896. Epub 2019 Oct 4. PMID: 31584242 Free PMC article.

Periz J, Del Rosario M, McStea A, Gras S, Loney C, Wang L, Martin-Fernandez ML, Meissner M.; A highly dynamic F-actin network regulates transport and recycling of micronemes in Toxoplasma gondii vacuoles. Nat Commun. 2019 Sep 13;10(1):4183. doi: 10.1038/s41467-019-12136-2. PMID: 31519913 Free PMC article.


Periz J, Whitelaw J, Harding C, Gras S, Del Rosario Minina MI, Latorre-Barragan F, Lemgruber L, Reimer MA, Insall R, Heaslip A, Meissner M.; Toxoplasma gondii F-actin forms an extensive filamentous network required for material exchange and parasite maturation. Elife. 2017 Mar 21;6:e24119. doi: 10.7554/eLife.24119.
PMID: 28322189 Free PMC article

Gras S, Jackson A, Woods S, Pall G, Whitelaw J, Leung JM, Ward GE, Roberts CW and Meissner M.; Parasites lacking the micronemal protein MIC2 are deficient in surface attachment and host cell egress, but remain virulent in vivo. Wellcome Open Research, 2017, 2, 32. doi:10.12688/wellcomeopenres.11594.1; PMID:28630943;


Gras, S., Byzia, A., Gilbert, F. B., McGowan, S., Drag, M., Silvestre, A., Brossier, F. (2014). Aminopeptidase N1 (EtAPN1), an M1 metalloprotease of the apicomplexan parasite Eimeria tenella, participates in parasite development. Eukaryot Cell, 13(7), 884-895. doi:10.1128/ec.00062-14


Rieux, A., Gras, S., Lecaille, F., Niepceron, A., Katrib, M., Smith, N. C., Brossier, F. (2012). Eimeripain, a cathepsin B-like cysteine protease, expressed throughout sporulation of the apicomplexan parasite Eimeria tenella. PLoS One, 7(3), e31914. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0031914