How laminin-1 can be recognized by the protozoan parasite Tritrichomonas foetus: possible role played by the extracellular matrix glycoprotein in both cytoadhesion and cytotoxicity exerted by the parasite.

@article{Silvafilho2002HowLC,
  title={How laminin-1 can be recognized by the protozoan parasite Tritrichomonas foetus: possible role played by the extracellular matrix glycoprotein in both cytoadhesion and cytotoxicity exerted by the parasite.},
  author={F. C Silva-filho and Shinsuke Kasai and Motoyoshi Nomizu and Luciane Barreiro Lopez and Mariane B. de Melo-Braga and Bruno da Rocha-Azevedo and D{\'e}bora Barreiros Petr{\'o}polis and Ingrid Siciliano Horbach},
  journal={Parasitology international},
  year={2002},
  volume={51 3},
  pages={
          305-7
        }
}
The isoform 1 of the extracellular matrix glycoprotein Laminin is known to be an important ligand for some parasitic protozoa including Trichomonas vaginalis. The bovine parasite Tritrichomonas foetus seems to display a similar recognition process to laminin-1, as some amino acid sequences found in the LNS module of laminin-1 can also be recognized by this parasite. Which of the laminin-1 residing adhesion sequences are recognized by T. foetus, and the role played by such a protein-cell… CONTINUE READING
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