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An effective iron uptake by parasitic protozoa is a determining factor for their survival in host. The available iron source, for which the parasite must compete with the macroorganism, depends on the niche where it resides and its life mode (intracellular or/and extracellular). In the paper an iron acquisition from chelate compounds (transferrin, lactoferrin) in selected protozoan species has been presented. A particular interest has been focused on flagellated protozoon, Trypanosoma brucei. In concluding remarks any particular problems associated with the studies on iron metabolism in intracel- lular parasitic protozoa and a significant variety of protozoan receptors involved in iron delivery, depen- ding on a parasite species and form, have been pointed out.

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Andrzej Łukaszyk - przewodniczący, Zofia Bielańska-Osuchowska, Szczepan Biliński, Mieczysław Chorąży, Aleksander Koj, Włodzimierz Korochoda, Leszek Kuźnicki, Aleksandra Stojałowska, Lech Wojtczak

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