Structurally conserved soluble acid phosphatases are synthesized and released by Leishmania major promastigotes.

Previously it was reported that promastigotes of virtually all pathogenic Leishmania species, except Leishmania major, release a structurally conserved soluble acid phosphatase (AcP) activity during their growth in vitro (P. S. Doyle and D. M. Dwyer, Exp. Parasitol. 77, 435-444 1993). In the current study we used a highly sensitive fluorogenic detection… (More)