The Lipid Raft Proteome of African Trypanosomes Contains Many Flagellar Proteins
AbstractLipid rafts are liquid-ordered membrane microdomains that form by preferential association of 3-β-hydroxysterols, sphingolipids and raft-associated proteins often having acyl modifications. We isolated lipid rafts of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma brucei and determined the protein composition of lipid rafts in the cell. This analysis revealed a striking enrichment of flagellar proteins and several putative signaling proteins in the lipid raft proteome. Calpains and intraflagellar transport proteins, in particular, were found to be abundant in the lipid raft proteome. These findings provide additional evidence supporting the notion that the eukaryotic cilium/flagellum is a lipid raft-enriched specialized structure with high concentrations of sterols, sphingolipids and palmitoylated proteins involved in environmental sensing and cell signaling. View Full-Text
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Sharma, A.I.; Olson, C.L.; Engman, D.M. The Lipid Raft Proteome of African Trypanosomes Contains Many Flagellar Proteins. Pathogens 2017, 6, 39.
Sharma AI, Olson CL, Engman DM. The Lipid Raft Proteome of African Trypanosomes Contains Many Flagellar Proteins. Pathogens. 2017; 6(3):39.Chicago/Turabian Style
Sharma, Aabha I.; Olson, Cheryl L.; Engman, David M. 2017. "The Lipid Raft Proteome of African Trypanosomes Contains Many Flagellar Proteins." Pathogens 6, no. 3: 39.