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Vesicles as Vehicles for Virulence
- Mugnier, Monica R., Papavasiliou, F. Nina, Schulz, Danae
- Trends in parasitology 2016 v.32 no.6 pp. 435-436
- parasites, secretion, virulence
- Parasites have long been known to influence host responses to infection through the secretion of virulence factors. Extracellular vesicles are emerging as important mediators of these manipulations, and a new study by Szempruch et al. suggests they could play a crucial role in host responses to African trypanosome infections.