ookinete


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ookinete

 [o″o-kĭ-nēt´]
the fertilized form of the malarial parasite in a mosquito's body, formed by fertilization of a macrogamete by a microgamete and developing into an oocyst.

o·o·ki·nete

(ō'ō-ki'nēt, -kī'net'),
The motile zygote of the malarial organism that penetrates the mosquito stomach to form an oocyst under the outer gut lining; the contents of the oocyst subsequently divide to produce numerous sporozoites.
Synonym(s): vermicule (2)
[G. ōon, egg, + kinētos, motile]

ookinete

/oo·ki·nete/ (-ki-nēt´) the fertilized form of the malarial parasite in a mosquito's body, formed by fertilization of a macrogamete by a microgamete and developing into an oocyst.

ookinete

[ō′əkinēt′]
Etymology: Gk, oon + kinein, to move
the motile elongated zygote that is formed by the fertilization of the macrogamete during the sexual reproductive phase of the life cycle of a sporozoan, specifically the malarial parasite Plasmodium. It penetrates the lining of the stomach of the female Anopheles mosquito and attaches to the outer wall, where it forms an oocyst and gives rise to sporozoites.

o·o·ki·nete

(ō'ŏ-kī'nēt)
The motile zygote of the malarial organism that penetrates the mosquito stomach to form an oocyst under the outer gut lining; the contents of the oocyst subsequently divide to produce numerous sporozoites.
[G. ōon, egg, + kinētos, motile]

ookinete

The highly motile fertilized form of the malarial parasite that bores through the lining of the mosquito's stomach to form the OOCYST.
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Ookinete destruction within the mosquito midgut lumen explains Anopheles albimanus refractoriness to Plasmodium falciparum (3D7A) oocyst infection.
More significantly, this study discovered the Imd pathway signal transducing factors and effectors that will mediate a successful reduction of parasite infection at their early ookinete stage, as well as in the later oocyst stage when the levels of infection were similar to those found in nature.
AZT might interfere with transmission by exoerythrocytic inhibition of parasite liver stages in humans and mice (3) and by interference with ookinete and sporozoite production in mosquitoes (4).
During the ookinete life stage, the parasite links to these receptors as it migrates to the salivary glands.
Two types of Plasmodium ovale defined by SSU rRNA have distinct sequences for ookinete surface proteins.
vivax also has O-type genes, which are expressed during ookinete and oocyst development.
falciparum in anophelines by altering kinetics of ookinete maturation.