Trypanosome telomeres are protected by a homologue of mammalian TRF2.

Putative TTAGGG repeat-binding factor (TRF) homologues in the genomes of Trypanosoma brucei, Trypanosoma cruzi, and Leishmania major were identified. They have significant sequence similarity to higher eukaryotic TRFs in their C-terminal DNA-binding myb domains but only weak similarity in their N-terminal domains. T. brucei TRF (tbTRF) is essential and was… CONTINUE READING