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Int J Parasitol. 2007 Aug;37(10):1063-75. Epub 2007 Mar 31.

Protein turnover and differentiation in Leishmania.

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Wellcome Centre for Molecular Parasitology and Division of Infection & Immunity, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow, 120 University Place, Glasgow G12 8TA, UK.

Abstract

Leishmania occurs in several developmental forms and thus undergoes complex cell differentiation events during its life-cycle. Those are required to allow the parasite to adapt to the different environmental conditions. The sequencing of the genome of L. major has facilitated the identification of the parasite's vast arsenal of proteolytic enzymes, a few of which have already been carefully studied and found to be important for the development and virulence of the parasite. This review focuses on these peptidases and their role in the cellular differentiation of Leishmania through their key involvement in a variety of degradative pathways in the lysosomal and autophagy networks.

PMID:
17493624
PMCID:
PMC2244715
DOI:
10.1016/j.ijpara.2007.03.008
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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