Ultrastructural analysis of T. gondii -SkMC interaction. (A) The conoid of the parasite (P) was in close contact with LD; (B and C) Images showing a large lipid droplets (LD) in closed contact with the parasitophorous vacuole (PV) after 12 h of T. gondii - SkMC interaction, respectively. and also vacuolar matrix (D) After 24 h SkMC infection by T. gondii a clear association of several LD revealed by imidazole can be seen in connection with two PV (asterisks). PM: parasite membrane; PVM: parasitophorous vacuole membrane. Bars: A = 0.2 μm; B-D = 1 μm.