Proteases of protozoan parasites.

  title={Proteases of protozoan parasites.},
  author={Philip J. Rosenthal},
  journal={Advances in parasitology},
Proteolytic enzymes seem to play important roles in the life cycles of all medically important protozoan parasites, including the organisms that cause malaria, trypanosomiasis, leishmaniasis, amebiasis, toxoplasmosis, giardiasis, cryptosporidiosis and trichomoniasis. Proteases from all four major proteolytic classes are utilized by protozoans for diverse functions, including the invasion of host cells and tissues, the degradation of mediators of the immune response and the hydrolysis of host… CONTINUE READING


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