Galactosamine synthesizing enzymes are induced when Giardia encyst

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Paul A. Steimle, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Galactosamine, a Giardia filamentous cyst wall specific-sugar, is below the limits of detection in non-encysting trophozoites. Radiolabeling studies suggest that Giardia synthesize galactosamine primarily from endogenous glucose rather than salvage it from the environment. Enzymes responsible for galactosamine synthesis from glucose are induced during encystment and have been characterized in crude homogenates and in supernatant (soluble) fractions.

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Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology. 56:301-310
Language: English
Date: 1992
galactosamine, Giardia, filamentous cyst wall, specific-sugar, trophozoites

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