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Nature Medicine volume 8, pages 11981199 (2002) | Download Citation

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Malaria parasites travel to cells in the liver, where they undergo a lethal transformation. The journey requires passage through several cells, leading to the controlled exocytosis of parasite ligands (pages 1318–1322).

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  1. Division of Parasitology The National Institute for Medical Research The Ridgeway, Mill Hill London, UK ppreise@nimr.mrc.ac.uk

    • Peter R. Preiser

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