Leishmania and its host cell: a complex relationship
Cheke, Robert A., Getti, Giulia T., Poole, P., George, J. and Humber, D.P. (2006) Leishmania and its host cell: a complex relationship. In: ICOPA XI: proceedings of the 11th International Congress of Parasitology. Medimond SRL, Bologna, Italy, pp. 397-401. ISBN 8875872724Full text not available from this repository.
Leishmania parasites invade host macrophages, causing infections that are either limited to skin (cutaneous), or spread" to internal organs (visceral). Macrophage-parasite interactions were investigated for three Leishmania species responsible for cutaneous leishmaniasis: L. major, L. aethiopica and L. tropica, using a monocyte cell line (THP-l). Fluorescence 2-D Difference Gel Electrophoresis (DIGE) was used and proteins differentially expressed during
infection were identified. Over 100 proteins showed significant changes of expression following infection with each of the three species tested. Proteins of interest were then separated, digested with trypsin and the peptide masses measured using MALDI-TOF. The identities of the proteins were elucidated by PMF. The identities and the involvement of the DE proteins will be discussed.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Additional Information:||This forms part of a published proceedings from 11th International Congress of Parasitology (ICOPA XI), held 6-11 August 2006, Glasgow, Scotland.|
|Subjects:||Q Science > Q Science (General)|
Q Science > QL Zoology
Q Science > QR Microbiology
|School / Department / Research Groups:||Natural Resources Institute|
Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment
School of Science
School of Science > Department of Life & Sports Science
|Last Modified:||11 Nov 2011 12:06|
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