|Title: ||Ultrastructural Study of the in Vitro Interaction between Biomphalaria glabrata Hemocytes and Schistosoma mansoni Miracidia|
|Authors: ||Araque, Wolfran|
Barrios, Emilia E.
Delgado, Víctor S.
Finol, Héctor J.
|Keywords: ||Biomphalaria glabrata - Schistosoma mansoni -
|Issue Date: ||31-Dec-2003|
|Publisher: ||Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz|
|Citation: ||Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 98 Num 7|
|Abstract: ||Biomphalaria glabrata and Schistosoma mansoni
relationship was studied by light microscopy (LM) and freeze-fracture
replica technique (FFR). We observed very thin cytoplasmic extensions
of hemocytes in the LM, which then surround immobilize the miracidia.
FFR images showed that the contact site between hemocytes cytoplasmic
extensions and the external tegumentary coat involved only superficial
layers of miracidia. Numerous vacuoles and filopodia were observed in
the hemocyte cytoplasm, the latter binding with those from neighboring
cells. In spite of the close interfilopodia contact, no cellular
junctions were seen at these sites nor between filopodia-miracidia
contact areas. The observed migration of hemocytes and their
disposition in layers surrounding the miracidia in vitro correspond to
|Other Identifiers: ||http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc03179|
|Rights: ||Copyright 2003 - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz. Free, full-text also
available from http://www.memorias.ioc.fiocruz.br.|
|Appears in Collections:||Bioline International Legacy Collection|