Entamoeba histolytica

Entamoeba histolytica is the third parasitic killer worldwide. Despite this, it infects many more than […]

Galectin

Mammalian galectins bind carbohydrates, preferring poly-N-acetyl lactosamine (Galβ1→4GlcNAcβ1). The three structural groups are: Proto galectin […]

Giardia lamblia (aka Giardia intestinalis and Giardia duodenalis)

Intestinal Protozoan Parasites Giardia lamblia & Entamoeba histolytica G. lambliaE. histolytica Excystation SiteTriggered by gastric […]

Metronidazole

Metronidazole is marketed as Flagyl and is chemically 1-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-methyl-5-nitroimidazole. It selectively kills anaerobic cells. The […]

Sacromastigophora

Sacromastigophora is a phylum of very divergent Eukaryotes. They all have these features in common: […]

Tetraspanin

Tetraspanins (aka TSPs) are eukaryotic membrane proteins involved in proliferation, adhesion, migration, fusion and signal […]

Trichomonas vaginalis

Trichomonas vaginalis is the most common sexually-transmitted protozoan parasite. It is an extracellular parasite, a […]

Trichomonas vaginalis and Drug Resistance

Metronidazole is the main treatment for T. vaginalis. Its derivative tinidazole is so similar that […]

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