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Cellular, biochemical, and molecular changes during encystment of free-living amoebae.
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PMID:  22366126     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Free-living amoebae are protozoa found in soil and water. Among them, some are pathogenic and many have been described as potential reservoirs of pathogenic bacteria. Their cell cycle is divided into at least two forms, the trophozoite and the cyst, and the differentiation process is named encystment. As cysts are more resistant to disinfection treatments than trophozoites, many studies focused on encystment, but until recently, little was known about cellular, biochemical, and molecular modifications operating during this process. Important signals and signaling pathways at play during encystment, as well as cell responses at the molecular level, have been described. This review summarizes our knowledge and focuses on new findings.
Emilie Fouque; Marie-Cécile Trouilhé; Vincent Thomas; Philippe Hartemann; Marie-Hélène Rodier; Yann Héchard
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2012-02-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Eukaryotic cell     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1535-9786     ISO Abbreviation:  Eukaryotic Cell     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-30     Completed Date:  2012-07-23     Revised Date:  2013-06-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101130731     Medline TA:  Eukaryot Cell     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  382-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Université de Poitiers, CNRS UMR 7267, Laboratoire Ecologie et Biologie des Interactions, Equipe Microbiologie de l’Eau, Poitiers, France.
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MeSH Terms
Amoeba / metabolism,  physiology*,  ultrastructure
Cell Wall / metabolism
Cytoskeleton / metabolism
Disinfection / methods
Peptide Hydrolases / metabolism
Protozoan Proteins / metabolism
Signal Transduction
Trophozoites / metabolism,  physiology*,  ultrastructure
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Protozoan Proteins; EC 3.4.-/Peptide Hydrolases

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