Sensing What's Out There – Kinetoplastid Parasites

Scott M. Landfear, Dan Zilberstein

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Kinetoplastid parasites such as trypanosomes and Leishmania must adapt to their environments to survive within their hosts, yet they do not express many of the well established families of signal transduction receptors. Evidence suggests that other membrane proteins, including transporters and channels, play central roles in environmental sensing in these parasites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-277
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2019


  • channels
  • environmental sensing
  • kinetoplastid parasites
  • receptor-adenylate cyclases
  • transporters

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases


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