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Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances
Year: 2012 | Volume: 11 | Issue: 9 | Page No.: 1312-1315
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1312.1315  
Transcription Profiles of Eimeria tenella Apical Membrane Antigen Gene, Etama
Nanshan Qi , Mingfei Sun , Caiyan Wu , Shenquan Liao , Minna Lv , Xiangrui Li and Jianping Cai
 
Abstract: The invasion of Apicomplaxan parasite Eimeria tenella is a multistep process, after attaching the host cell, the tight junction complex is formed by proteins secreted from apical organelles, rhoptry (RONs) and microneme (Apical Membrane Antigen, AMA) between the parasite and host cell plasma membranes which is named as Moving Juction (MJ) and through which the parasite pulls itself into the host cell. In this study, researchers have used real-time quantitative RT-PCR to study the transcription profiles of Etama gene for the 1st time on eimeria parasites. The results showed that the transcription of Etama gene reached a peak during the sporozoites stage but it was very low during all other stages which is different from other Apicomplex parasites Etama1 gene. So maybe there are other AMA family proteins in the Eimeria tenella which play a key role in the different stages, respectively.
 
How to cite this article:
Nanshan Qi, Mingfei Sun , Caiyan Wu , Shenquan Liao , Minna Lv , Xiangrui Li and Jianping Cai , 2012. Transcription Profiles of Eimeria tenella Apical Membrane Antigen Gene, Etama. Journal of Animal and Veterinary Advances, 11: 1312-1315.
DOI: 10.3923/javaa.2012.1312.1315
URL: http://medwelljournals.com/abstract/?doi=javaa.2012.1312.1315