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Title: Inhibition of Trypanosoma cruzi proline racemase affects host-parasite interactions and the outcome of in vitro infection
Authors: Coutinho, Leticia
Ferreira, Marcelo Alves
Cosson, Alain
Batista, Marcos Meuser
Batista, Denise da Gama Jaén
Minoprio, Paola
Degrave, Win M.
Berneman, Armand
Soeiro, Maria Nazaré C.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Genômica Funcional e Bioinformática. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biologia Celular. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Genômica Funcional e Bioinformática. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Institut Pasteur. Laboratoire d’Immunobiologie des infections à Trypanosoma. Département d’Immunologie. Paris, France.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biologia Celular. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biologia Celular. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Institut Pasteur. Laboratoire d’Immunobiologie des infections à Trypanosoma. Département d’Immunologie. Paris, France.
undação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Genômica Funcional e Bioinformática. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Institut Pasteur. Laboratoire d’Immunobiologie des infections à Trypanosoma. Département d’Immunologie. Paris, France.
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Laboratório de Biologia Celular. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil.
Abstract: Proline racemase is an important enzyme of Trypanosoma cruzi and has been shown to be an effective mitogen for B cells, thus contributing to the parasite’s immune evasion and persistence in the human host. Recombinant epimastigote parasites overexpressing TcPRAC genes coding for proline racemase present an augmented ability to differentiate into metacyclic infective forms and subsequently penetrate host-cells in vitro. Here we demonstrate that both anti T. cruzi proline racemase antibodies and the specific proline racemase inhibitor pyrrole-2-carboxylic acid significantly affect parasite infection of Vero cells in vitro. This inhibitor also hampers T. cruzi intracellular differentiation.
Keywords: Trypanosoma cruzi
Host-parasite interaction
Enzyme inhibition
Proline racemase
keywords: Trypanosoma cruzi
Prolina racemase
Inibição enzimática
Interação parasita-hospedeiro
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
Citation: COUTINHO, Leticia et al. Inhibition of Trypanosoma cruzi proline racemase affects host-parasite interactions and the outcome of in vitro infection. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, v. 104, n. 8, p. 1055-1062, Dec. 2009.
ISSN: 0074-0276
Copyright: open access
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