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The Cinderella syndrome: Why do malaria-infected cells burst at midnight?

Abstract:

An interesting quirk of many malaria infections is that all parasites within a host-millions of them-progress through their cell cycle synchronously. This surprising coordination has long been recognized, yet there is little understanding of what controls it or why it has evolved. Interestingly, the conventional explanation for coordinated development in other parasite species does not seem to apply here. We argue that for malaria parasites, a critical question has yet to be answered: is the ...

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10.1016/j.pt.2012.10.006

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Zoology
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Journal:
Trends in Parasitology
Volume:
29
Issue:
1
Pages:
10-16
Publication date:
2013-01-05
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EISSN:
1471-5007
ISSN:
1471-4922
URN:
uuid:55453e08-7299-40da-8e6e-b1824aa5ac6e
Source identifiers:
377519
Local pid:
pubs:377519
Language:
English
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