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Author Jesudhasan, Palmy R. ♦ Tan, Chung Wei ♦ Woo, Patrick T. K.
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2006
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Immunology ♦ Microbiology ♦ Medical Microbiology
Abstract We report the identification of a Cryptobia genomic DNA gene predicted to encode a hydrophobic protein containing a zinc metalloproteinase motif, HEXXH, and hence named it a major surface proteinase 1-like (MSP-1). The MSP-1 gene was identified using universal genome walking. Southern blot analysis revealed it to be a multicopy gene. Fragments of DNA encoding a segment homologous to the HEXXH motif of MSP-1 are widely found in bacteria, yeast, parasitic protozoans, plants, and animals including humans. These results suggest that the MSP-1 may have highly conserved functions, such as in intracellular proteolysis.
ISSN 09320113
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2006-12-15
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 14321955
Journal Parasitology Research
Volume Number 100
Issue Number 4
Page Count 6
Starting Page 899
Ending Page 904


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