The molecular characterization of the major polar tube protein gene from Encephalitozoon hellem, a microsporidian parasite of humans.

@article{Keohane1998TheMC,
  title={The molecular characterization of the major polar tube protein gene from Encephalitozoon hellem, a microsporidian parasite of humans.},
  author={Elaine M Keohane and George Orr and Hong Zhang and Peter M. Takvorian and Ann Cali and Herbert B Tanowitz and Murray Wittner and Louis M Weiss},
  journal={Molecular and biochemical parasitology},
  year={1998},
  volume={94 2},
  pages={227-36}
}
The microsporidia are obligate intracellular protozoan parasites of increasing importance as human pathogens, which are characterized by a small resistant spore with a single polar filament that coils around the sporoplasm. When stimulated, the polar filament rapidly everts out of the spore to form a hollow polar tube through which the sporoplasm passes, thus serving as a unique mechanism of transmission. A genomic library of the human microsporidium Encephalitozoon hellem was screened using a… CONTINUE READING