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RNA-Seq analysis during the life cycle of Cryptosporidium parvum reveals significant differential gene expression between proliferating stages in the intestine and infectious sporozoites

Lippuner, Christoph; Ramakrishnan, Chandra; Basso, Walter U.; Schmid, Marc W.; Okoniewski, Michal; Smith, Nicholas C.; Hässig, Michael; Deplazes, Peter; Hehl, Adrian B.


Cryptosporidium parvum is a major cause of diarrhoea in humans and animals. There are no vaccines and few drugs available to control C. parvum. In this study, we used RNA-Seq to compare gene expression in sporozoites and intracellular stages of C. parvum to identify genes likely to be important for successful completion of the parasite's life cycle and, thereby, possible targets for drugs or vaccines. We identified 3774 protein-encoding transcripts in C. parvum. Applying a stringent cut-off of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-05
Type: Journal article
Source: International journal for parasitology
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijpara.2017.10.007
Access Rights: Open Access


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