Characterization and comparative functional analysis in yeast of a Schistosoma mansoni Rho1 GTPase gene.


Low-molecular weight GTP-binding proteins (LMWGPs) of the Ras superfamily are believed to play a role in Schistosoma mansoni female development and egg production. Here we describe the characterization of a novel S. mansoni gene (SMRHO1), highly homologous to Rho-type LMWGPs from several other organisms and encoding a polypeptide with 193 amino acids and an… (More)