CYTOCHEMISTRY OF MALARIA UNDER TREATMENT.
Annual rept. no. 1,
CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIV CLEVELAND OHIO DEPT OF PATHOLOGY
Pagination or Media Count:
The localization of acid phosphatase activity in the erythrocytic stages of Plasmodium gallinaceum and Plasmodium berghei was studied by electron microscope cytochemistry. Acid phosphatase activity was demonstrated in the food vacuoles and endoplasmic reticulum of both parasites. This study confirmed the food vacuoles as the site of digestion of host cell cytoplasm. Similarly the enzyme activity was seen in slit-like structures of the infected host cells. This may indicate the organelle originating from the endoplasmic reticulum of the host cells. Author
- Medicine and Medical Research