microneme


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mi·cro·neme

(mī'krō-nēm),
A small, osmiophilic, cordlike twisted organelle found in the anterior region of many sporozoans; one of the characteristics that helps to define the subphylum Apicomplexa.
Synonym(s): sarconeme
[micro- + G. nēma, thread]
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In ovo administration of CpG oligodeoxynucleotides and the recombinant microneme protein MIC2 protects against Eimeria infections.
Eimeria tenella heat shock protein 70 enhances protection of recombinant microneme protein MIC2 subunit antigen vaccination against E.
1, plays a similar role in the secretion of microneme organelles that are crucial to the mobility of the parasitic protozoa Toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmosis, and Plasmodium falciparum, which causes malaria.
N-terminal-tagged GST-VP1s from BKV, JCV, and simian virus 40 (SV40) were generously provided by Michael Pawlita (16), and GST-tagged microneme (Mic) protein encoded by Toxoplasma gondii was provided by David Sibley.
A conserved subtilisin-like protein TgSUB1 in microneme organelles of Toxoplasma gondii.
tenella and known to encode a microneme adhesion involved in parasite motility and host cell invasion by the parasite (Lillehoj et al.
TgSUB1 is a microneme protein, whereas TgSUB2 localizes to rhoptries and associates with rhoptry protein ROP1, a potential substrate.
The activity of thinking can be represented as heuristic procedures--trans-frames, micronemes, ways to think, K-lines, Abrains, and B-brains.
Transmission electron microscopy revealed a uniform size, a smooth surface and intact cell or nuclear membranes with an oval-shaped nucleus also conoids and micronemes were observedin control group.
During invasion and creation of the PV membrane, apically oriented organelles called micronemes and rhoptries are discharged, followed later by release of dense granules content (DG).
Some of these include property lists or polynemes, frames and transframes, frame-arrays, database query languages, explanation-based reasoning, haptic representations, K-trees and level-bands, logic programming, rule-based systems, micronemes, natural language expressions, semantic networks, scripts and stories, and object-based programming.
In order to invade the host cell they employ an arsenal of virulence factors derived from the specialised secretory organelles; the micronemes, rhoptries and dense granules that are sequentially secreted during the invasion process.