Gliding motility

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Gliding motility is a form of actin-based motility in apicomplexans and diatoms that uses a large complex of proteins to link force generation by an internal actomyosin network to an external substrate.[1] Other studies have shown more detail in this mechanism in the apicomplexa.[2]

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  1. ^ Stefan H.I. Kappe1; et al. (January 2004). "Apicomplexan gliding motility and host cell invasion: overhauling the motor model". Trends in Parasitology. 20 (1): 13–6. doi:10.1016/ PMID 14700584. 
  2. ^ Sibley, LDI (Oct 2010). "How apicomplexan parasites move in and out of cells". Curr Opin Biotechnol. 21 (5): 592–8. doi:10.1016/j.copbio.2010.05.009. PMC 2947570Freely accessible. PMID 20580218.