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The Nurse Cell
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Biology of the Nurse Cell — Parasite Complex
All information contained in this web site relates primarily to Trichinella spiralis, unless otherwise stated.
For a light-hearted look at the process of Nurse cell formation see: Trichinella spiralis: Growing Up Parasitic, the Early Years

Documentation: Nuclear enlargement and Nurse cell formation

Despommier D, Symmans WF, Dell R.
Changes in nurse cell nuclei during synchronous infection with Trichinella spiralis.
J Parasitol. 1991, 7:290-295.

Matsuo A, Wu Z, Nagano I, Takahashi Y.
Five types of nuclei present in the capsule of Trichinella spiralis. Parasitology. 2000;121:203-10.

Yao C, Bohnet S, Jasmer DP.
Host nuclear abnormalities and depletion of nuclear antigens induced in Trichinella spiralis-infected muscle cells by the anthelmintic mebendazole.
Mol Biochem Parasitol. 1998, 96:1-13.

Yao C, Jasmer DP.
Trichinella spiralis-infected muscle cells: abundant RNA polymerase II in nuclear speckle domains colocalizes with nuclear antigens.
Infect Immun. 2001, 77:4065-4071.

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