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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8273

Title: SHORT COMMUNICATION - A mucin like gene different from the previously reported members of the mucin like gene families is transcribed in Trypanosoma cruzi but not in Trypanosoma rangeli
Authors: Abate, Teresa
Rincón, Mónica
Díaz-Bello, Zoraida
Spencer, Lilian
Rodríguez-Acosta, Alexis
Keywords: mucin like gene - Trypanosoma cruzi - Trypanosoma rangeli
Issue Date: 31-Dec-2005
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Citation: Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (ISSN: 1678-8060) Vol 100 Num 4
Abstract: Trypanosoma cruzi expresses mucin like glycoproteins encoded by a complex multigene family. In this work, we report the transcription in T. cruzi but not in T. rangeli of a mucin type gene automatically annotated by the T. cruzi genome project. The gene showed no nucleotide similarities with the previously reported T. cruzi mucin like genes, although the computational analysis of the deduced protein showed that it has the characteristic features of mucins: a signal peptide sequence, O-glycosylation sites, and glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) anchor sequence. The presence in this gene of N- terminal and C- terminal coding sequences common to other annotated mucin like genes suggests the existence of a new mucin like gene family.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/8273
Other Identifiers: http://www.bioline.org.br/abstract?id=oc05102
Rights: Copyright 2005 - Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - Fiocruz
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