Roles of cysteine proteinases of trypanosomes and Leishmania in host-parasite interactions.


:Trypanosomes and Leishmania contain an abundance of stage-regulated cysteine proteinases encoded by several gene families. Analysis of parasites rendered defective in cysteine proteinase function, either through genetic manipulation or through the use of specific inhibitors, has revealed roles for the enzymes in parasite virulence, in modulation of the host's immune response and in parasite differentiation.


Curr Opin Microbiol


Mottram JC,Brooks DR,Coombs GH




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