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Parasitology Research

, Volume 82, Issue 2, pp 189–192 | Cite as

A gene highly homologous to ACP1 encoding cysteine proteinase 3 in Entamoeba histolytica is present and expressed in E. dispar

  • Iris Bruchhaus
  • E. Tannich
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Abstract

 We have cloned the complete gene encoding cysteine proteinase 3 in E. histolytica as well as a cDNA encoding a highly homologous protein in E. dispar. In addition, we have demonstrated the presence and expression of the CP3 gene in various E. histolytica and E. dispar isolates. Since the expression of the gene is rather similar within both Entamoeba species, we assume that it does not constitute the proposed virulence factor of E. histolytica.

Keywords

Cysteine Virulence Factor Cysteine Proteinase Homologous Protein Complete Gene 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Iris Bruchhaus
    • 1
  • E. Tannich
    • 1
  1. 1.Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine, Bernhard-Nocht-Strasse 74, D-20359 Hamburg, GermanyDE

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