Accession Number : AD0711571

Title :   CYTOCHEMISTRY OF MALARIA UNDER TREATMENT.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO DEPT OF PATHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Aikawa,Masamichi

Report Date : 01 SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 35

Abstract : The localization of acid phosphatase activity in the erythrocytic stages of Plasmodium gallinaceum and Plasmodium berghei was studied by electron microscope cytochemistry. Acid phosphatase activity was demonstrated in the food vacuoles and endoplasmic reticulum of both parasites. This study confirmed the food vacuoles as the site of digestion of host cell cytoplasm. Similarly the enzyme activity was seen in slit-like structures of the infected host cells. This may indicate the organelle originating from the endoplasmic reticulum of the host cells. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*CYTOCHEMISTRY, *PLASMODIUM), (*PHOSPHORIC MONOESTER HYDROLASES, PLASMODIUM), (*PARASITIC DISEASES, *ENZYMES), DISEASES, DIGESTIVE SYSTEM, METABOLISM, ELECTRON MICROSCOPY

Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE