The Study of Small GTP-Binding Proteins in Trypanosoma brucei

Sowa, Mercy Patricia Kordai (1997) The Study of Small GTP-Binding Proteins in Trypanosoma brucei. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

Very little is known about cellular signalling pathways involved in the regulation of growth in trypanosomes. In higher eukaryotes, members of the ras GTPase superfamily of proteins are involved in signalling pathways which regulate cellular growth and differentiation. Ras genes have been well conserved through evolution and can be found in a range of organisms, such as the slime moulds, yeasts and man. The aims of this thesis are to investigate ras subfamily GTPases in T. brucei and to develop tools necessary for the study of the role of these monomeric GTP binding proteins in trypanosomal growth regulation.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Additional Information: Adviser: Geoff Hide
Keywords: Molecular biology, Parasitology
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-74491
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2019 18:07
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2019 18:07
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/74491

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