Diversity and dynamics of protist communities in subtidal North Sea sediments in relation to metal pollution and algal bloom deposition Universiteit Gent
Catalase compromises the development of the insect and mammalian stages of Trypanosoma brucei Instituut voor Tropische Geneeskunde
Catalase is a widespread heme-containing enzyme, which converts hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) to water and molecular oxygen, thereby protecting cells from the toxic effects of H2O2. Trypanosoma brucei is an aerobic protist, which conspicuously lacks this potent enzyme, present in virtually all organisms exposed to oxidative stress. To uncover the reasons for its absence in T. brucei, we overexpressed different catalases in procyclic and ...