Glycosidases in bloodstream forms of Trypanosoma brucei brucei

Mark Carroll, Peter McCrorie

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1. 1. Nine glycosidases in bloodstream forms of Trypanosoma brucei brucei S42 were partially characterised. 2. 2. α-Glucosidase had similar physicochemical and enzymic properties to those of α-galactosidase, β-glucosidase, N-acetyl-β-glucosaminidase and N-acetyl-β-galactosaminidase. 3. 3. α-Mannosidase was clearly distinct from the other glycosidases with respect to pH optimum, thermostability, specific activity during the course of parasitaemia, and subcellular location. 4. 4. The glycosidases studied here may play a role in the turnover of trypanosomal glycoproteins, in particular the variant-specific surface antigen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)685-688
Number of pages4
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part B: Biochemistry and
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1980


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