Dense-granule organelles of Toxoplasma gondii: their role in the host-parasite relationship

Parasitol Today. 1994 Aug;10(8):293-6. doi: 10.1016/0169-4758(94)90078-7.


The dense-granule organelles of Toxoplasma gondii are secretory vesicles that play a major role in the structural modifications of the parasitophorous vacuole. In this article, Marie-France Cesbron-Delauw reviews work on a prominent set of molecules recently characterized as components of the dense granules, and discusses various aspects on their post-translational trafficking and delivery within the host cell.