Intravital imaging of host-parasite interactions in organs of the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities

Mariana De Niz*, Tânia Carvalho, Carlos Penha-Gonçalves, Carolina Agop-Nersesian

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Abstract

Infections with protozoan and helminthic parasites affect multiple organs in the mammalian host. Imaging pathogens in their natural environment takes a more holistic view on biomedical aspects of parasitic infections. Here, we focus on selected organs of the thoracic and abdominopelvic cavities most commonly affected by parasites. Parasitic infections of these organs are often associated with severe medical complications or have health implications beyond the infected individual. Intravital imaging has provided a more dynamic picture of the host–parasite interplay and contributed not only to our understanding of the various disease pathologies, but has also provided fundamental insight into the biology of the parasites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere13201
JournalCellular Microbiology
Volume22
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2020

Keywords

  • diseases
  • imaging
  • infection
  • intravital
  • microscopy
  • parasitology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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