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Independent regulation of Plasmodium falciparum rif gene promoters

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Autor(es):
Duque Araujo, Rosana Beatriz [1] ; Silva, Tatiane Macedo [1] ; Kaiser, Charlotte Sophie [2] ; Leite, Gabriela Fernandes [1] ; Alonso, Diego [3] ; Martins Ribolla, Paulo Eduardo [3] ; Wunderlich, Gerhard [1]
Número total de Autores: 7
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[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biomed Sci, Dept Parasitol, Av Prof Lineu Prestes 1374, BR-05508000 Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[2] Westfalische Wilhelms Univ, Inst Anim Physiol, Schlosspl 8, Munster - Germany
[3] State Univ Sao Paulo, IBB IBTEC, Dept Parasitol, Botucatu, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 3
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: SCIENTIFIC REPORTS; v. 8, JUN 19 2018.
Citações Web of Science: 0
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All Plasmodium species express variant antigens which may mediate immune escape in the vertebrate host. In Plasmodium falciparum, the rif gene family encodes variant antigens which are partly exposed on the infected red blood cell surface and may function as virulence factors. Not all rif genes are expressed at the same time and it is unclear what controls rif gene expression. In this work, we addressed global rif transcription using plasmid vectors with two drug resistance markers, one controlled by a rif 5' upstream region and the second by a constitutively active promoter. After spontaneous integration into the genome of one construct, we observed that the resistance marker controlled by the rif 5' upstream region was expressed dependent on the applied drug pressure. Then, the global transcription of rif genes in these transfectants was compared in the presence or absence of drugs. The relative transcript quantities of all rif loci did not change profoundly between strains grown with or without drug. We conclude that either there is no crosstalk between rif loci or that the elusive system of allelic exclusion of rif gene transcription is not controlled by their 5' upstream region alone. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 15/17174-7 - Avaliação de fatores que influem na expressão de famílias multigênicas var, rif e surf de P. falciparum, o parasita da malária humana
Beneficiário:Gerhard Wunderlich
Modalidade de apoio: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular
Processo FAPESP: 12/23306-5 - Estudos sobre o mecanismo da transcrição e do switching de genes de virulência em Plasmodium
Beneficiário:Gerhard Wunderlich
Modalidade de apoio: Auxílio à Pesquisa - Regular