Navigation Links
Researchers at the University of Georgia Discover Protein is Crucial to Reproduction of Parasites Involved in Disease
Date:2/12/2009

A team of researchers at the University of Georgia led by postdoctoral associate Giel van Dooren has discovered a protein in T. gondii that is essential for the parasite's growth. The group's work points the way toward a new model system that can be used in studying other parasitic diseases and could one day lead to an effective target for drug intervention.

Athens, GA (Vocus) February 12, 2009 -- As diseases go, toxoplasmosis is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Its effects are usually mild, though infection is for life, and two out of five Americans are chronically infected. Those with compromised immune systems can, however, face serious complications. And the disease can also have serious effects on a human fetus if contracted by a mother.

The agent that causes the disease, Toxoplasma gondii, is of strong interest to scientists because it is easy to manipulate in the lab and can lead to insights about other parasitic diseases, such as malaria, that kill millions each year.

Now, a team of researchers at the University of Georgia led by postdoctoral associate Giel van Dooren has discovered a protein in T. gondii that is essential for the parasite's growth. The group's work points the way toward a new model system that can be used in studying other parasitic diseases and could one day lead to an effective target for drug intervention.

"By understanding basic cellular processes in Toxoplasma we can gain important insights into the biology of related parasites," said van Dooren.

The study was published today in the online edition of the journal Current Biology. The work took place in '/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology technology :

1. FDA Approves Clinical Studies of a Novel Anti-Cancer Drug Developed by Italian Researchers
2. In Analyst Interview, Cord Blood America Says Stem Cells Now Front and Center for Researchers and Investors
3. Researchers: Molecular forklifts overcome obstacle to smart dust
4. Researchers control the assembly of nanobristles into helical clusters
5. Researchers measure elusive repulsive force from quantum fluctuations
6. USC researchers derive first embryonic stem cells from rats
7. Clemson researchers advance nanoscale electromechanical sensors
8. Duke researchers coax bright white light from unexpected source
9. Pitt researchers create nontoxic clean-up method for potentially toxic nano materials
10. USC researchers print dense lattice of transparent nanotube transistors on flexible base
11. J. Craig Venter Institute Researchers Publish Significant Advance in Genome Assembly Technology
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015  AsureQuality and Ubiquitome ... testing for applications in food and primary production ... powered real-time PCR device, the Freedom4. ... through to the supermarket shelf for producers, processors ... involvement in animal disease control and pest management ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Brady (NYSE:BRC), a global leader in product ... align chemical container labeling with OSHA’s updated Hazard Communication (HazCom) Standard and the ... of an accurate label, and pictogram uses and meanings. , “With changes to ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... -- Pfenex Inc. (NYSE MKT: PFNX) announced today that its ... Thursday, August 13, 2015, before the open of market.  ... a conference call to discuss the financial results and ... financial results and business update will be publicly distributed ... (US) or 1-412-542-4131 (international) and reference Pfenex to access ...
(Date:7/29/2015)... , July 29, 2015 /PRNewswire/ - RepliCel Life ... stage regenerative medicine company, is pleased to announce that ... injector (RCI-02) have been locked.  Prototypes for industrial ... prepare for an application for CE mark clearance ... in 2016. (Photo: ...
Breaking Biology Technology:AsureQuality and Ubiquitome Partner on Applications for Mobile Molecular Food Safety Testing 2Brady Announces a New GHS Label Guide 2Pfenex To Report Second Quarter 2015 Results and Provide Business Update on Thursday, August 13, 2015 2RepliCel Life Sciences Unveils Innovative Dermal Injector Prototype 2RepliCel Life Sciences Unveils Innovative Dermal Injector Prototype 3RepliCel Life Sciences Unveils Innovative Dermal Injector Prototype 4RepliCel Life Sciences Unveils Innovative Dermal Injector Prototype 5
... 2010 AVANIR Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... offer and sell shares of its common stock in an ... sole book-running manager in the offering and Canaccord Genuity Inc., ... Capital are acting as co-managers for the offering.  In addition ...
... a leading Clinical Research Organization, announces that the head ... speak at the 3rd annual China Drug Safety and ... 2010. Dr. Sabine Richter, PRA,s Vice President ... "Challenges of Drug Safety in Global Clinical Trials." Her ...
... ... ... var shortURL ... we need to grab the first one. for (var r in data.results) { first_result = data.results[r]; break; } for ...
Cached Biology Technology:AVANIR Pharmaceuticals Announces Proposed Public Offering of Common Stock 2PRA International Expert to Speak at China Drug Safety Summit 2Enerkem adds two new executive roles to growing North American presence 2Enerkem adds two new executive roles to growing North American presence 3Enerkem adds two new executive roles to growing North American presence 4Enerkem adds two new executive roles to growing North American presence 5Enerkem adds two new executive roles to growing North American presence 6Enerkem adds two new executive roles to growing North American presence 7
(Date:7/2/2015)... Research and Markets( ... "Natural Language Processing Market by Type (Rule-Based, ... & Image Recognition) - Worldwide Forecast to 2020" ... key vendors occupying the market are 3M, Apple, ... NetBase Solutions, SAS Institute Inc., Verint Systems among ...
(Date:6/30/2015)... HATFIELD, Pa. , June 30, 2015 ... joined the company as CEO to help further develop ... a wealth of partnering experience, having spent much of ... companies including Therakine, Amgen, Baxter Bioscience, and Johnson & ... a focus on Technology and Biotech Corporate Finance. He ...
(Date:6/25/2015)... June 25, 2015  Imagine a tool specifically designed ... healthier, happier life. That,s exactly what USANA,s True ... The cutting-edge, portable health program provides a personalized approached ... help improve your lifestyle and nutrition. ... gala Wednesday night, USANA,s THA was honored with the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Natural Language Processing Market by Type (Rule-Based, Statistical, and Hybrid), Technologies (Recognition, IVR, OCR, Pattern & Image Recognition) - Worldwide Forecast to 2020 2Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 2Genisphere Appoints New CEO, Thomas Bliss 3@USANAinc's Personalized Nutrition Program Wins Industry Innovation Award 2
... understanding the basis of coral reef recovery, researchers have ... pinnatus, in promoting the return to health of a ... to light a previously unrecognized role for the batfish ... in reef recovery after overfishing. In doing so, the ...
... developed a new method to identify the "DNA-binding transcription factors" ... of cells that ultimately make up all the organs and ... were made using mouse embryonic spinal cord as a model, ... National Academy of Sciences, a professional journal. , The ...
... have discovered why the aging brain produces progressively ... memory center. The scientists said the finding, made ... crucial "progenitor" stem cells persist in the aging ... of treating various neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, ...
Cached Biology News:Fish species plays surprise role in aiding coral reef recovery 2Advance helps explain stem cell behavior 2Advance helps explain stem cell behavior 3Stem cell activity deciphered in the aging brain 2