Purification and characterization of encystment-induced glucosamine 6-phosphate isomerase in Giardia

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Paul A. Steimle, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Giardia intestinalis encystment results in the incorporation of galactosamine (GalN) (a cyst- wall specific sugar) into outer cyst wall filaments [1,2]. GalN is synthesized during encystment from endogenous glucose by an inducible enzyme pathway [3] and the first reaction unique to GalN synthesis is the conversion of fructose-6-phosphate (F6P) to glucosamine 6-phosphate (G1cN6P) [4,5].

Additional Information

Publication
Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 84:149-153
Language: English
Date: 1997
Keywords
Giardia intestinalis encystment, galactosamine, endogenous glucose, inducible enzyme pathway