Researchers identify protein that contributes to toxoplasmosis

12/30/2010 | ScienceDaily

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine have identified a single protein that helps protect the parasite that causes toxoplasmosis when it enters host cells, a finding that could lead to the development of more effective methods of preventing and treating infection. Toxoplasmosis is a zoonotic disease commonly found in cats, which can cause serious illness in people with weakened immune systems.

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