Mucins in protozoan parasites.

Maneesh Jain, D. Karan, Surinder Kumar Batra, G. C. Varshney

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalFrontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library
Volume6
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Externally publishedYes

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Mucins
Parasites
Molecules
Genes
Protozoa
Host-Pathogen Interactions
Cytoprotection
Pathogens
Life Cycle Stages
Cell Communication
Life cycle
Genome
Infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)

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Mucins in protozoan parasites. / Jain, Maneesh; Karan, D.; Batra, Surinder Kumar; Varshney, G. C.

In: Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library, Vol. 6, 01.01.2001.

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