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The mitochondrial phosphate carrier TbMCP11 is essential for mitochondrial function in the procyclic form of Trypanosoma brucei (2020)
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Gao, F., Voncken, F., & Colasante, C. (in press). The mitochondrial phosphate carrier TbMCP11 is essential for mitochondrial function in the procyclic form of Trypanosoma brucei. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2020.111275

Conserved amongst all eukaryotes is a family of mitochondrial carrier proteins (SLC25A) responsible for the import of various solutes across the inner mitochondrial membrane. We previously reported that the human parasite Trypanosoma brucei possesses... Read More about The mitochondrial phosphate carrier TbMCP11 is essential for mitochondrial function in the procyclic form of Trypanosoma brucei.

Characterisation of a mitochondrial iron transporter of the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei (2019)
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Zheng, F., Colasante, C., & Voncken, F. (2019). Characterisation of a mitochondrial iron transporter of the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 233, 111221. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2019.111221

Similar to higher eukaryotes, the protist parasite T. brucei harbours several iron-containing proteins that regulate DNA and protein processing, oxidative stress defence and mitochondrial respiration. The synthesis of these proteins occurs either in... Read More about Characterisation of a mitochondrial iron transporter of the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei.

A plant-like mitochondrial carrier family protein facilitates mitochondrial transport of di- and tricarboxylates in Trypanosoma brucei (2018)
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Colasante, C., Zheng, F., Kemp, C., & Voncken, F. (2018). A plant-like mitochondrial carrier family protein facilitates mitochondrial transport of di- and tricarboxylates in Trypanosoma brucei. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 221, 36-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2018.03.003

The procyclic form of the human parasite Trypanosoma brucei harbors one single, large mitochondrion containing all tricarboxylic acid (TCA) cycle enzymes and respiratory chain complexes present also in higher eukaryotes. Metabolite exchange among sub... Read More about A plant-like mitochondrial carrier family protein facilitates mitochondrial transport of di- and tricarboxylates in Trypanosoma brucei.

The phosphoarginine energy-buffering system of Trypanosoma brucei is essential and involves multiple arginine kinase isoforms with different subcellular locations. (2013)
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Voncken, F., Gao, F., Wadforth, C., Harley, M., & Colasante, C. (2013). The phosphoarginine energy-buffering system of Trypanosoma brucei is essential and involves multiple arginine kinase isoforms with different subcellular locations. PloS one, 8(6), e65908. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0065908

Phosphagen energy-buffering systems play an essential role in regulating the cellular energy homeostasis in periods of high-energy demand or energy supply fluctuations. Here we describe the phosphoarginine/arginine kinase system of the kinetoplastid... Read More about The phosphoarginine energy-buffering system of Trypanosoma brucei is essential and involves multiple arginine kinase isoforms with different subcellular locations..

Proteins and lipids of glycosomal membranes from Leishmania tarentolae and Trypanosoma brucei (2013)
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Colasante, C., Voncken, F., Manful, T., Ruppert, T., Tielens, A. G. M., van Hellemond, J. J., & Clayton, C. (2013). Proteins and lipids of glycosomal membranes from Leishmania tarentolae and Trypanosoma brucei. F1000Research, 2, 0 - 0. doi:10.3410/f1000research.2-27.v1

In kinetoplastid protists, several metabolic pathways, including glycolysis and purine salvage, are located in glycosomes, which are microbodies that are evolutionarily related to peroxisomes. With the exception of some potential transporters for fat... Read More about Proteins and lipids of glycosomal membranes from Leishmania tarentolae and Trypanosoma brucei.

Functional characterization of TbMCP5, a conserved and essential ADP/ATP carrier present in the mitochondrion of the human pathogen Trypanosoma brucei (2012)
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Peña-Diaz, P., Pelosi, L., Ebikeme, C., Colasante, C., Gao, F., Bringaud, F., & Voncken, F. (2012). Functional characterization of TbMCP5, a conserved and essential ADP/ATP carrier present in the mitochondrion of the human pathogen Trypanosoma brucei. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 287(50), 41861-41874. https://doi.org/10.1074/jbc.M112.404699

Trypanosoma brucei is a kinetoplastid parasite of medical and veterinary importance. Its digenetic life cycle alternates between the bloodstream form in the mammalian host and the procyclic form (PCF) in the bloodsucking insect vector, the tsetse fly... Read More about Functional characterization of TbMCP5, a conserved and essential ADP/ATP carrier present in the mitochondrion of the human pathogen Trypanosoma brucei.

An internal sequence targets Trypanosoma brucei triosephosphate isomerase to glycosomes (2010)
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Galland, N., de Walque, S., Voncken, F. G., Verlinde, C. L., & Michels, P. A. (2010). An internal sequence targets Trypanosoma brucei triosephosphate isomerase to glycosomes. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 171(1), (45-49). doi:10.1016/j.molbiopara.2010.01.002. ISSN 0166-6851

In kinetoplastid protists, glycolysis is compartmentalized in glycosomes, organelles belonging to the peroxisome family. The Trypanosoma brucei glycosomal enzyme triosephosphate isomerase (TPI) does not contain either of the two established peroxisom... Read More about An internal sequence targets Trypanosoma brucei triosephosphate isomerase to glycosomes.

Mitochondrial carrier family inventory of Trypanosoma brucei brucei: identification, expression and subcellular localisation (2009)
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Colasante, C., Peña Diaz, P., Clayton, C., & Voncken, F. (2009). Mitochondrial carrier family inventory of Trypanosoma brucei brucei: identification, expression and subcellular localisation. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, 167(2), 104-117. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.molbiopara.2009.05.004

The mitochondrial carrier family (MCF) is a group of structurally conserved proteins that mediate the transport of a wide range of metabolic intermediates across the mitochondrial inner membrane. In this paper, an overview of the mitochondrial carrie... Read More about Mitochondrial carrier family inventory of Trypanosoma brucei brucei: identification, expression and subcellular localisation.


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