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Cell Cycle, Telomeres, and Telomerase in Leishmania spp.: What Do We Know So Far?

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Assis, Luiz H. C. [1] ; Andrade-Silva, Debora [1] ; Shiburah, Mark E. [1] ; de Oliveira, Beatriz C. D. [1] ; Paiva, Stephany C. [1] ; Abuchery, Bryan E. [2] ; Ferri, Yete G. [2] ; Fontes, Veronica S. [1] ; de Oliveira, Leilane S. [1] ; da Silva, Marcelo S. [2] ; Cano, Maria Isabel N. [1]
Total Authors: 11
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ, Biosci Inst, Dept Chem & Biol Sci, Telomeres Lab, UNESP, BR-18618689 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
[2] Sao Paulo State Univ, Biosci Inst, Dept Chem & Biol Sci, DNA Replicat & Repair Lab DRRL, UNESP, BR-18618689 Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Review article
Source: CELLS; v. 10, n. 11 NOV 2021.
Web of Science Citations: 0
Abstract

Leishmaniases belong to the inglorious group of neglected tropical diseases, presenting different degrees of manifestations severity. It is caused by the transmission of more than 20 species of parasites of the Leishmania genus. Nevertheless, the disease remains on the priority list for developing new treatments, since it affects millions in a vast geographical area, especially low-income people. Molecular biology studies are pioneers in parasitic research with the aim of discovering potential targets for drug development. Among them are the telomeres, DNA-protein structures that play an important role in the long term in cell cycle/survival. Telomeres are the physical ends of eukaryotic chromosomes. Due to their multiple interactions with different proteins that confer a likewise complex dynamic, they have emerged as objects of interest in many medical studies, including studies on leishmaniases. This review aims to gather information and elucidate what we know about the phenomena behind Leishmania spp. telomere maintenance and how it impacts the parasite's cell cycle. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 19/10753-2 - Investigation on the role of inositol pyrophosphates (PP-IPs) in DNA repair pathways and telomere dynamics using trypanosomatids as a model
Grantee:Marcelo Santos da Silva
Support Opportunities: Research Grants - Young Investigators Grants
FAPESP's process: 20/08162-3 - Endogenous tagging of Leishmania major META1 and META2 genes using CRISPR-CAS9, as a way to identify metacyclics in axenic culture
Grantee:Veronica Silva Fontes
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
FAPESP's process: 21/04253-7 - Role of TERRA in telomere regulation and replicative senescence in Leishmania major
Grantee:Luiz Henrique de Castro Assis
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 20/00316-1 - Studies about the function of L. major TERT component in telomere maintenance and cell proliferation
Grantee:Mark Ewusi Shiburah
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 20/16465-6 - Identification of the target-proteins of the inositol pyrophosphates PP-IP4 and IP7 in Leishmania braziliensis
Grantee:Yete Gambarini Ferri
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master
FAPESP's process: 18/04375-2 - Studies about the biogenesis and composition of the Leishmania spp. ribonucleoprotein complex and its regulation
Grantee:Maria Isabel Nogueira Cano
Support Opportunities: Research Projects - Thematic Grants
FAPESP's process: 21/05523-8 - Composition of the telomerase ribonucleoprotein complex of Leishmania major and Leishmania infantum with different genetic backgrounds
Grantee:Débora Andrade Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
FAPESP's process: 20/10277-3 - Investigation of the role of inositol pyrophosphates (PP-IPs) in DNA repair pathways and telomere dynamics using trypanosomatids as a model
Grantee:Marcelo Santos da Silva
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Young Researchers
FAPESP's process: 19/25985-6 - Studies about the effect of knocking out and overexpressing the Telomerase RNA component in L. major development and survival
Grantee:Beatriz Cristina Dias de Oliveira
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate (Direct)
FAPESP's process: 20/16480-5 - Generation of T. cruzi (CL Brener) strains knockout for IP6K and evaluation of homologous recombination (HR) repair capacity
Grantee:Bryan Etindi Abuchery
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Master