Entamoeba invadens: characterization of cysteine proteinases.

  title={Entamoeba invadens: characterization of cysteine proteinases.},
  author={Meenakshi Sharma and Ken K Hirata and Scott Herdman and Stephen Reed},
  journal={Experimental parasitology},
  volume={84 1},
Cysteine proteinases have a number of important functions in the life cycle of protozoan parasites. Based on our previous studies demonstrating the role of cysteine proteinases in invasion by Entamoeba histolytica, we evaluated the cysteine proteinases of E. invadens, a related protozoan which causes invasive disease of reptiles. E. invadens readily encysts in axenic culture and provides a model to investigate the role of cysteine proteinases in encystation. Broad bands of approximately 130-230… CONTINUE READING