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Malaria parasites do the stick-and-slip shuffle.

Gilson PR
Burnet Institute, 85 Commercial Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3004, Australia. [email protected]


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