Nora Adriana Hernández-Cuevas

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Increasing experimental evidence shows a prominent role of histone modifications in the coordinated control of gene expression in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The search for the histone-mark-reading machinery that translates histone modifications into biological processes, such as formation of heterochromatin and antigenic variation is(More)
The ehFLN protein (previously known as EhABP-120) is the first filamin to be identified in the parasitic protozoan Entamoeba histolytica. Filamins are a family of cross-linking actin-binding proteins that organize filamentous actin in networks and stress fibers. It has been reported that filamins of different organisms directly interact with more than 30(More)
Leaves of Codiaeum variegatum ("garden croton") are used against bloody diarrhoea by local populations in Cameroon. This study aims to search for the active components from C. variegatum against Entamoeba histolytica, and thereby initiate the study of their mechanism of action. A bioassay-guided screening of the aqueous extracts from C. variegatum leaves(More)
Human liver infection is a major cause of death worldwide, but fundamental studies on infectious diseases affecting humans have been hampered by the lack of robust experimental models that accurately reproduce pathogen-host interactions in an environment relevant for the human disease. In the case of liver infection, one consequence of this absence of(More)
Entamoeba histolytica is an ameboid parasite that causes colonic dysentery and liver abscesses in humans. The parasite encounters dramatic changes in iron concentration during its invasion of the host, with relatively low levels in the intestinal lumen and then relatively high levels in the blood and liver. The liver notably contains sources of iron;(More)
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