Mucins in protozoan parasites.

Jain, M and Karan, D and Batra, S K and Varshney, Grish C (2001) Mucins in protozoan parasites. Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library, 6. D1276-83. ISSN 1093-4715

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Studies on host-pathogen interactions have led to the discovery of various cell surface associated and secretory molecules. Mucins and mucin-like molecules have recently been described in several protozoan parasites, at different stages of the life cycle. These share many structural and compositional features with mammalian mucins, but vary in several other aspects. It is now becoming evident that mucins in parasite are involved in cell-cell interaction and cell surface protection, thus helping the parasite to establish infection. A large number of mucin like genes from the parasite genome have been reported, and their expression differ during the developmental stages of the parasite. In this review, we describe the structure and functions of mucin and mucin-like molecules in parasitic protozoa.

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Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
QH301 Biology
Depositing User: Dr. K.P.S.Sengar
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2012 15:16
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2015 05:42

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