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Different secreted phosphatase activities in Leishmania amazonensis.
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PMID:  23305417     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Leishmania has strong acid phosphatase activity both on the external surface of the plasma membrane and secreted into the extracellular milieu. Secreted acid phosphatase (sAcP), which is the most abundant secreted protein of Leishmania, is also a virulence factor that plays a role in vertebrate infection and survival in sand flies. In the present study, we characterized the secreted phosphatase activities in L. amazonensis. Both acidic and alkaline secreted phosphatase activities were observed with β-glycerophosphate and p-nitrophenyl phosphate (p-NPP) hydrolysis and were inhibited with sodium tartrate and sodium orthovanadate. Cytochemical labeling revealed a significant difference in the localization of the electron-dense precipitates depending on the substrate. β-glycerophosphate electron-dense precipitates were concentrated on both the cell surface and flagellar pocket, whereas p-NPP labeling occurred primarily within intracellular organelles. Orthovanadate-treated metacyclic promastigotes were less infective and were confined to a tight parasitophorous vacuole (PV), which is not characteristic of this Leishmania species. Based on the results, we characterized the presence of different secreted phosphatase activities in Leishmania amazonensis, the influence of the substrate in cytochemical labeling and the potential involvement of secreted phosphatase activity in both PV maturation and amastigote survival. © 2013 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
Anne Cs Fernandes; Deivid C Soares; Elvira M Saraiva; José R Meyer-Fernandes; Thaïs Souto-Padrón
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Publication Detail:
Type:  LETTER     Date:  2013-1-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  FEMS microbiology letters     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1574-6968     ISO Abbreviation:  FEMS Microbiol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7705721     Medline TA:  FEMS Microbiol Lett     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2013 Federation of European Microbiological Societies. Published by Blackwell Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved.
Instituto de Microbiologia Paulo de Góes, Centro de Ciências da Saúde, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, 21941-590, Brasil.
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