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Host genetics uncover IFN-γ-dependent Toxoplasma genes in in vivo CRISPR screens (Yamamoto G, in Cell Rep.)
Toxoplasma gondii (Toxoplasma) commonly infects humans and other animals, and the resulting condition, known as toxoplasmosis, can cause severe health issues in people with weakened immune systems.
The research group led by Masahiro Yamamoto (Immunoparasitology, IFReC/RIMD/CiDER, Osaka University) developed a tool to investigate how Toxoplasma promotes its survival within a host, shedding new light on potential strategies for the treatment and prevention of toxoplasmosis.
Prof. Masahiro Yamamoto