High-resolution SEM studies of the attachment of Giardia trophozoites to the microvillous border of cultured intestinal epithelial cells

Muriel Gavin, Carol L. Wells, Stanley L. Erlandsen

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Abstract

A model has been developed for investigating the mechanism of attachment of Giardia trophozoites to the microuillus border of cultured intestinal epithelial cells. The specimens were examined under a low voltage (<4 keV) in the Hitach S-900 field emission scanning electron microscope. Results show that ventrolateral flange (VLF) may help mediate attachment by forming strong focal adhesions with microvilli on the Caco-2 cell surface.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)370-371
Number of pages2
JournalProceedings - Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America
StatePublished - Dec 1 1993
EventProceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting Microscopy Society of America - Cincinnati, OH, USA
Duration: Aug 1 1993Aug 6 1993

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