Repeat-enriched proteins are related to host cell invasion and immune evasion in parasitic protozoa.

@article{Mendes2013RepeatenrichedPA,
  title={Repeat-enriched proteins are related to host cell invasion and immune evasion in parasitic protozoa.},
  author={Tiago Ant{\^o}nio Oliveira Mendes and Francisco P. Lobo and Thiago S. Rodrigues and Gabriela Flavia Rodrigues-Luiz and Wanderson Duarte Darocha and Ricardo Toshio Fujiwara and Santuza Maria Ribeiro Teixeira and Daniella Castanheira Bartholomeu},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={2013},
  volume={30 4},
  pages={
          951-63
        }
}
Proteins containing repetitive amino acid domains are widespread in all life forms. In parasitic organisms, proteins containing repeats play important roles such as cell adhesion and invasion and immune evasion. Therefore, extracellular and intracellular parasites are expected to be under different selective pressures regarding the repetitive content in their genomes. Here, we investigated whether there is a bias in the repetitive content found in the predicted proteomes of 6 exclusively… CONTINUE READING
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