Leishmania phagocytosis

Stable Identifier
Homo sapiens
Related Species
Leishmania major, Leishmania mexicana
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The internalization mechanism of leishmania parasites depends on not only the dynamic nature of the parasite's surface, but whether it is a non infective (procyclic) or infective (metacyclic) promastigote or infective amastigote, and also its virulent nature (Ueno et al. 2012 & Lee et al. 2018). Host receptors reported to facilitate Leishmania internalization include the third complement receptor (CR3), first complement receptor (CR1), mannose receptor (MR), Fc gamma receptors (FCGRs) and fibronectin receptors (FNRs) (Ueno et al 2012). The route of entry to the macrophage can affect the fate of the Leishmania parasite (Ueno et al. 2012).

Literature References
PubMed ID Title Journal Year
23543768 The roles of complement receptor 3 and Fcγ receptors during Leishmania phagosome maturation

Polando, R, Dixit, UG, Carter, CR, Jones, B, Whitcomb, JP, Ballhorn, W, Harintho, M, Jerde, CL, Wilson, ME, McDowell, MA

J. Leukoc. Biol. 2013
22726697 Receptor-mediated phagocytosis of Leishmania: implications for intracellular survival

Ueno, N, Wilson, ME

Trends Parasitol. 2012
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Name Identifier Synonyms
cutaneous leishmaniasis 9111 Asian Desert Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Leproid leishmaniasis, diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis
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