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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Proceedings - Annual Meeting, Microscopy Society of America|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1993|
|Event||Proceedings of the 51st Annual Meeting Microscopy Society of America - Cincinnati, OH, USA|
Duration: Aug 1 1993 → Aug 6 1993