IgG binds the surface of the amastigote form of Leishmania

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R-HSA-9666433
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Reaction [omitted]
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Homo sapiens
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Leishmania major
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The internalization of Leishmania amastigotes by macrophages is thought to be mediated mainly through opsonization with immunoglobulins (Igs) which bind Fc gamma receptors (FCGRs), stimulating their uptake (Morehead et al 2002 & Padigel et al. 2005). Glycoinositol phospholipids (GIPLs) are the most abundant glycolipids on the surface of the amastigote form of Leishmania parasites and Buxbaum and colleagues showed that IgG1 in mice binds GIPL molecules on the amastigote stage of L. mexicana to subsequently induce phagocytosis through FCGRs (Buxbaum 2013).

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cutaneous leishmaniasis 9111 Asian Desert Cutaneous Leishmaniasis, Leproid leishmaniasis, diffuse cutaneous leishmaniasis
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