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F-actin accumulates in the vulva of female Strongyloides venezuelensis

  • C.V. Silva (a1), A.L.R. Gonçalves (a1), L. Cruz (a1), M.C. Cruz (a2), M.T. Ueta (a3) and J.M. Costa-Cruz (a1)...

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Little is known about the actin cytoskeleton architecture in female Strongyloides venezuelensis and thus to investigate the distribution and concentration of actin, female worms were labelled with phalloidin-rhodamine and visualized under confocal microscopy. Our results demonstrate that filamentous actin accumulates in the vulva and the concentration of F-actin at this site suggests its important role, especially during oviposition, in the life cycle of S. venezuelensis.

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F-actin accumulates in the vulva of female Strongyloides venezuelensis

  • C.V. Silva (a1), A.L.R. Gonçalves (a1), L. Cruz (a1), M.C. Cruz (a2), M.T. Ueta (a3) and J.M. Costa-Cruz (a1)...

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