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Cysteine peptidases of kinetoplastid parasites.
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PMID:  21660660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We review Clan CA Family C1 peptidases of kinetoplastid parasites (Trypanosoma and Leishmania) with respect to biochemical and genetic diversity, genomic organization and stage-specificity and control of expression. We discuss their contributions to parasite metabolism, virulence and pathogenesis and modulation of the host's immune response. Their applications as vaccine candidates and diagnostic markers as well as their chemical and genetic validation as drug targets are also summarized.
Conor R Caffrey; Ana-Paula Lima; Dietmar Steverding
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Advances in experimental medicine and biology     Volume:  712     ISSN:  0065-2598     ISO Abbreviation:  Adv. Exp. Med. Biol.     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-06-10     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0121103     Medline TA:  Adv Exp Med Biol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84-99     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sandler Center for Drug Discovery, California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences, Byers Hall, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, USA,
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