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    Electronic Resource
    New York, NY [u.a.] : Wiley-Blackwell
    Yeast 12 (1996), S. 1677-1702 
    ISSN: 0749-503X
    Keywords: Life and Medical Sciences ; Genetics
    Source: Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
    Topics: Biology
    Notes: No Abstract
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  • 2
    ISSN: 0749-503X
    Keywords: Candida albicans ; HIS4 ; complementation ; molecular biology tools ; topological marker ; amino acid biosynthesis general control ; PEX5 ; Life and Medical Sciences ; Genetics
    Source: Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
    Topics: Biology
    Notes: We have isolated the Candida albicans HIS4 (CaHIS4) gene by complementation of a his4-34 Saccharomyces cerevisiae mutant. The sequenced DNA fragment contains a putative ORF of 2514 bp, whose translation product shares a global identity of 44% and 55% to the His4 protein homologs of S. cerevisiae and Kluyveromyces lactis, respectively. Analysis of CaHIS4 sequence suggests that, similarly to S. cerevisiae HIS4, it codes for a polypeptide having three separate enzymatic activities (phosphoribosyl-AMP cyclohydrolase, phosphoribosyl-ATP pyrophosphohydrolase and histidinol dehydrogenase) which reside in different domains of the protein. A C. albicans his4 strain is complemented with this gene when using a C. albicans-S. cerevisiae-Escherichia coli shuttle vector, thus enabling the construction of a host system for C. albicans genetic manipulation. In addition, upstream of the sequenced CaHIS4 sequence, we have found the 3′-terminal half of a gene encoding a PEX5-like protein. The EMBL/DDJB/GenBank Accession Number of this sequence is AJ003115. © 1998 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • 3
    ISSN: 1432-1955
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Biology , Medicine
    Notes: Abstract   One of the main drawbacks of experimental amebiasis is the lack of an adequate animal model for invasive intestinal lesions. Mongolian gerbils are useful because both intestinal and hepatic amebiasis can be produced experimentally with Entamoeba histolytica trophozoites. In this paper we show results obtained with in vivo and in vitro models of intestinal amebiasis in gerbils. We inoculated gerbils intracecally with monoxenic cultures of a highly virulent E. histolytica HM1:IMSS substrain. In the in vivo model an increase in mucus production was observed during the first 6 h of interaction. Microulcerative mucosal lesions appeared at 24–72 h postinoculation. Inflammatory infiltrate and edema of the lamina propria were associated with superficial foci of necrosis. At 96 h the cecal mucosa had an almost normal appearance and live amebas were no longer detected. In the in vitro model, early damage was detected in cecal strips mounted in Ussing chambers as a rapid fall in potential difference, short-circuit current, and transepithelial resistance that correlated with the extent of the microscopic lesions produced. The latter consisted of cellular edema and the appearance of small, translucent vacuoles at the base of epithelial cells. Further damage led to loss of intercellular junctions, destruction of interglandular epithelial cells, and edema of the lamina propria. The present results demonstrate that the gerbil is useful as an experimental model for the analysis of early stages of invasive intestinal amebiasis both in vivo and in vitro.
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