Stage specific differences in steady state levels of mRNA encoding the major surface glycoprotein of Brugia pahangi

Cox-Singh, J., Paine, M.J., Martin, S.A. and Devaney, E. (1994) Stage specific differences in steady state levels of mRNA encoding the major surface glycoprotein of Brugia pahangi. Tropical Medicine and Parasitology : Official Organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ), 45(4), pp. 352-4. (PMID:7716403)

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Abstract

The glycoprotein, gp30, is the major soluble cuticular antigen of the adult lymphatic fiarial worm Brugia pahangi (Maizels et al., 1983, Devaney, 1988). Cookson et al., 1992 suggested that gp30 may function as an antioxidant enzyme protecting B. pahangi from the vertebrate host defence mechanism. In this communication we report that the gp30 transcript is present in each of the life cycle stages, including mosquito derived L3's, and that there is a 50 fold increase in the transcription of gp30 in young adults (28 days post infection) compared to mature adults. These findings suggest that gp30 performs a general function relevant throughout the B. pahangi life cycle and in particular to young adults.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Devaney, Professor Eileen
Authors: Cox-Singh, J., Paine, M.J., Martin, S.A., and Devaney, E.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Journal Name:Tropical Medicine and Parasitology : Official Organ of Deutsche Tropenmedizinische Gesellschaft and of Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)
ISSN:0177-2392

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