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Research Article

Novel Transmembrane Receptor Involved in Phagosome Transport of Lysozymes and β-Hexosaminidase in the Enteric Protozoan Entamoeba histolytica

  • Atsushi Furukawa,

    Affiliations: Department of Parasitology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Department of Parasitology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Showa-machi, Maebashi, Japan

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  • Kumiko Nakada-Tsukui,

    Affiliation: Department of Parasitology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan

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  • Tomoyoshi Nozaki mail

    nozaki@nih.go.jp

    Affiliations: Department of Parasitology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

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  • Published: February 23, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1002539

About the Authors

Atsushi Furukawa, Kumiko Nakada-Tsukui, Tomoyoshi Nozaki
Department of Parasitology, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Atsushi Furukawa
Department of Parasitology, Gunma University Graduate School of Medicine, Showa-machi, Maebashi, Japan
Tomoyoshi Nozaki
Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Tennoudai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan

Corresponding Author

Email: nozaki@nih.go.jp

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AF KN-T TN. Performed the experiments: AF KN-T. Analyzed the data: AF TN. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AF KN-T TN. Wrote the paper: AF KN-T TN.