Membrane-Associated Proteins in Giardia lamblia
AbstractThe manner in which membrane-associated proteins interact with the membrane defines their subcellular fate and function. This interaction relies on the characteristics of the proteins, their journey after synthesis, and their interaction with other proteins or enzymes. Understanding these properties may help to define the function of a protein and also the role of an organelle. In the case of microorganisms like protozoa parasites, it may help to understand singular features that will eventually lead to the design of parasite-specific drugs. The protozoa parasite Giardia lamblia is an example of a widespread parasite that has been infecting humans and animals from ancestral times, adjusting itself to the changes of the environment inside and outside the host. Several membrane-associated proteins have been posted in the genome database GiardiaDB, although only a few of them have been characterized. This review discusses the data regarding membrane-associated proteins in relationship with lipids and specific organelles and their implication in the discovery of anti-giardial therapies. View Full-Text
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Touz, M.C.; Feliziani, C.; Rópolo, A.S. Membrane-Associated Proteins in Giardia lamblia. Genes 2018, 9, 404.
Touz MC, Feliziani C, Rópolo AS. Membrane-Associated Proteins in Giardia lamblia. Genes. 2018; 9(8):404.Chicago/Turabian Style
Touz, María C.; Feliziani, Constanza; Rópolo, Andrea S. 2018. "Membrane-Associated Proteins in Giardia lamblia." Genes 9, no. 8: 404.
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