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Malaria parasites do the stick-and-slip shuffle.

Gilson PR
Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia.


Munter et al. (2009) demonstrate that malaria parasite movement is highly complex, involving cycles of fast sprints and slow glides over their substrate. This “stick-and-slip shuffle” is controlled by the parasite’s secreted adhesive proteins and their interaction with the dynamic actin cytoskeleton.


  • Journal: Cell Host & Microbe
  • Published: 17/12/2009
  • Volume: 6
  • Issue: 6
  • Pagination: 499-501