Environmental sensing by African trypanosomes

Roditi, Isabel; Schumann-Burkard, Gabriela; Naguleswaran, Arunasalam (2016). Environmental sensing by African trypanosomes. Current opinion in microbiology, 32, pp. 26-30. Current Biology Ltd. 10.1016/j.mib.2016.04.011

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African trypanosomes, which divide their life cycle between mammals and tsetse flies, are confronted with environments that differ widely in temperature, nutrient availability and host responses to infection. In particular, since trypanosomes cannot predict when they will be transmitted between hosts, it is vital for them to be able to sense and adapt to their milieu. Thanks to technical advances, significant progress has been made in understanding how the parasites perceive external stimuli and react to them. There is also a growing awareness that trypanosomes use a variety of mechanisms to exchange information with each other, thereby enhancing their chances of survival.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Review Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Cell Biology

UniBE Contributor:

Roditi, Isabel; Schumann-Burkard, Gabriela and Naguleswaran, Arunasalam

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology

ISSN:

1369-5274

Publisher:

Current Biology Ltd.

Language:

English

Submitter:

Isabel Roditi

Date Deposited:

01 Jun 2016 14:22

Last Modified:

14 Sep 2017 09:13

Publisher DOI:

10.1016/j.mib.2016.04.011

PubMed ID:

27131101

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.82203

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/82203

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