Understanding the mechanisms involved in the encystment of Acanthamoeba

David P.C. MacPhail, Bharath K. Sundararaj, Kieran S. Fitzgerald, Craig W. Roberts, Fiona L. Henriquez

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The treatment of Acanthamoeba infections is particularly problematic, as Acanthamoeba has demonstrated resistance to current chemotherapies, due to its ability to encyst on exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Understanding the mechanisms of Acanthamoeba encystment, could allow identification of encystment-inhibitory targets to maintain the organism in its anti-amoebic susceptible state.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventBritish Society for Protist Biology Spring Meeting - Lancaster University, Lancaster, United Kingdom
Duration: 23 Apr 201425 Apr 2014
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/lec/news-and-events/events/2014/british-society-for-protist-biology-bspb-/ (Meeting notice on Lancaster University's website)


ConferenceBritish Society for Protist Biology Spring Meeting
Abbreviated titleBSPB Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
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