Carucci DJ

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Title : A comprehensive survey of the Plasmodium life cycle by genomic, transcriptomic, and proteomic analyses - Hall_2005_Science_307_82
Author(s) : Hall N , Karras M , Raine JD , Carlton JM , Kooij TW , Berriman M , Florens L , Janssen CS , Pain A , Christophides GK , James K , Rutherford K , Harris B , Harris D , Churcher C , Quail MA , Ormond D , Doggett J , Trueman HE , Mendoza J , Bidwell SL , Rajandream MA , Carucci DJ , Yates JR, 3rd , Kafatos FC , Janse CJ , Barrell B , Turner CM , Waters AP , Sinden RE
Ref : Science , 307 :82 , 2005
Abstract : Plasmodium berghei and Plasmodium chabaudi are widely used model malaria species. Comparison of their genomes, integrated with proteomic and microarray data, with the genomes of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium yoelii revealed a conserved core of 4500 Plasmodium genes in the central regions of the 14 chromosomes and highlighted genes evolving rapidly because of stage-specific selective pressures. Four strategies for gene expression are apparent during the parasites' life cycle: (i) housekeeping; (ii) host-related; (iii) strategy-specific related to invasion, asexual replication, and sexual development; and (iv) stage-specific. We observed posttranscriptional gene silencing through translational repression of messenger RNA during sexual development, and a 47-base 3' untranslated region motif is implicated in this process.
ESTHER : Hall_2005_Science_307_82
PubMedSearch : Hall_2005_Science_307_82
PubMedID: 15637271
Gene_locus related to this paper: plaba-q4ymx5 , plaba-q4ysr8 , plaba-q4ytp7 , plaba-q4yy11 , plaba-q4z0q9 , plaba-q4z5y0 , plaba-q4z5z8 , plaba-q4z215 , plach-q4x817 , plach-q4xb56 , plach-q4xbi1 , plach-q4xd64 , plach-q4xfc7 , plach-q4xm16 , plach-q4xmx8 , plach-q4xmy0 , plach-q4xsf9 , plach-q4xsg4 , plach-q4xsw6 , plach-q4xvc8 , plach-q4xxw0 , plach-q4xxy1 , plach-q4y0k9 , plach-q4y5u9 , plach-q4y6j0 , plach-q4y638 , plach-q4y740 , playo-PY05572 , playo-q7rq09

Title : A proteomic view of the Plasmodium falciparum life cycle - Florens_2002_Nature_419_520
Author(s) : Florens L , Washburn MP , Raine JD , Anthony RM , Grainger M , Haynes JD , Moch JK , Muster N , Sacci JB , Tabb DL , Witney AA , Wolters D , Wu Y , Gardner MJ , Holder AA , Sinden RE , Yates JR , Carucci DJ
Ref : Nature , 419 :520 , 2002
Abstract : The completion of the Plasmodium falciparum clone 3D7 genome provides a basis on which to conduct comparative proteomics studies of this human pathogen. Here, we applied a high-throughput proteomics approach to identify new potential drug and vaccine targets and to better understand the biology of this complex protozoan parasite. We characterized four stages of the parasite life cycle (sporozoites, merozoites, trophozoites and gametocytes) by multidimensional protein identification technology. Functional profiling of over 2,400 proteins agreed with the physiology of each stage. Unexpectedly, the antigenically variant proteins of var and rif genes, defined as molecules on the surface of infected erythrocytes, were also largely expressed in sporozoites. The detection of chromosomal clusters encoding co-expressed proteins suggested a potential mechanism for controlling gene expression.
ESTHER : Florens_2002_Nature_419_520
PubMedSearch : Florens_2002_Nature_419_520
PubMedID: 12368866

Title : Genome sequence and comparative analysis of the model rodent malaria parasite Plasmodium yoelii yoelii - Carlton_2002_Nature_419_512
Author(s) : Carlton JM , Angiuoli SV , Suh BB , Kooij TW , Pertea M , Silva JC , Ermolaeva MD , Allen JE , Selengut JD , Koo HL , Peterson JD , Pop M , Kosack DS , Shumway MF , Bidwell SL , Shallom SJ , Van Aken SE , Riedmuller SB , Feldblyum TV , Cho JK , Quackenbush J , Sedegah M , Shoaibi A , Cummings LM , Florens L , Yates JR , Raine JD , Sinden RE , Harris MA , Cunningham DA , Preiser PR , Bergman LW , Vaidya AB , van Lin LH , Janse CJ , Waters AP , Smith HO , White OR , Salzberg SL , Venter JC , Fraser CM , Hoffman SL , Gardner MJ , Carucci DJ
Ref : Nature , 419 :512 , 2002
Abstract : Species of malaria parasite that infect rodents have long been used as models for malaria disease research. Here we report the whole-genome shotgun sequence of one species, Plasmodium yoelii yoelii, and comparative studies with the genome of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum clone 3D7. A synteny map of 2,212 P. y. yoelii contiguous DNA sequences (contigs) aligned to 14 P. falciparum chromosomes reveals marked conservation of gene synteny within the body of each chromosome. Of about 5,300 P. falciparum genes, more than 3,300 P. y. yoelii orthologues of predominantly metabolic function were identified. Over 800 copies of a variant antigen gene located in subtelomeric regions were found. This is the first genome sequence of a model eukaryotic parasite, and it provides insight into the use of such systems in the modelling of Plasmodium biology and disease.
ESTHER : Carlton_2002_Nature_419_512
PubMedSearch : Carlton_2002_Nature_419_512
PubMedID: 12368865
Gene_locus related to this paper: playo-PY04076 , playo-PY04938 , playo-PY05572 , playo-q7pdu6 , playo-q7r7y2 , playo-q7rbj8 , playo-q7rdk4 , playo-q7rgi9 , playo-q7rh25 , playo-q7rki0 , playo-q7rl68 , playo-q7rl69 , playo-q7rmm1 , playo-q7rn16 , playo-q7rpk0 , playo-q7rq09 , playo-q7rq49 , playo-q7rq68

Title : Genome sequence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum - Gardner_2002_Nature_419_498
Author(s) : Gardner MJ , Hall N , Fung E , White O , Berriman M , Hyman RW , Carlton JM , Pain A , Nelson KE , Bowman S , Paulsen IT , James K , Eisen JA , Rutherford K , Salzberg SL , Craig A , Kyes S , Chan MS , Nene V , Shallom SJ , Suh B , Peterson J , Angiuoli S , Pertea M , Allen J , Selengut J , Haft D , Mather MW , Vaidya AB , Martin DM , Fairlamb AH , Fraunholz MJ , Roos DS , Ralph SA , McFadden GI , Cummings LM , Subramanian GM , Mungall C , Venter JC , Carucci DJ , Hoffman SL , Newbold C , Davis RW , Fraser CM , Barrell B
Ref : Nature , 419 :498 , 2002
Abstract : The parasite Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for hundreds of millions of cases of malaria, and kills more than one million African children annually. Here we report an analysis of the genome sequence of P. falciparum clone 3D7. The 23-megabase nuclear genome consists of 14 chromosomes, encodes about 5,300 genes, and is the most (A + T)-rich genome sequenced to date. Genes involved in antigenic variation are concentrated in the subtelomeric regions of the chromosomes. Compared to the genomes of free-living eukaryotic microbes, the genome of this intracellular parasite encodes fewer enzymes and transporters, but a large proportion of genes are devoted to immune evasion and host-parasite interactions. Many nuclear-encoded proteins are targeted to the apicoplast, an organelle involved in fatty-acid and isoprenoid metabolism. The genome sequence provides the foundation for future studies of this organism, and is being exploited in the search for new drugs and vaccines to fight malaria.
ESTHER : Gardner_2002_Nature_419_498
PubMedSearch : Gardner_2002_Nature_419_498
PubMedID: 12368864
Gene_locus related to this paper: plaf7-c0h4q4 , plaf7-q8i5y6 , plaf7-q8iik5 , plafa-PF10.0018 , plafa-PF10.0020 , plafa-PF10.0379 , plafa-PF11.0211 , plafa-PF11.0276 , plafa-PF11.0441 , plafa-PF14.0015 , plafa-PF14.0017 , plafa-PF14.0099 , plafa-PF14.0250 , plafa-PF14.0395 , plafa-PF14.0737 , plafa-PF14.0738 , plafa-PFL2530W

Title : Sequence of Plasmodium falciparum chromosomes 2, 10, 11 and 14 - Gardner_2002_Nature_419_531
Author(s) : Gardner MJ , Shallom SJ , Carlton JM , Salzberg SL , Nene V , Shoaibi A , Ciecko A , Lynn J , Rizzo M , Weaver B , Jarrahi B , Brenner M , Parvizi B , Tallon L , Moazzez A , Granger D , Fujii C , Hansen C , Pederson J , Feldblyum T , Peterson J , Suh B , Angiuoli S , Pertea M , Allen J , Selengut J , White O , Cummings LM , Smith HO , Adams MD , Venter JC , Carucci DJ , Hoffman SL , Fraser CM
Ref : Nature , 419 :531 , 2002
Abstract : The mosquito-borne malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum kills an estimated 0.7-2.7 million people every year, primarily children in sub-Saharan Africa. Without effective interventions, a variety of factors-including the spread of parasites resistant to antimalarial drugs and the increasing insecticide resistance of mosquitoes-may cause the number of malaria cases to double over the next two decades. To stimulate basic research and facilitate the development of new drugs and vaccines, the genome of Plasmodium falciparum clone 3D7 has been sequenced using a chromosome-by-chromosome shotgun strategy. We report here the nucleotide sequences of chromosomes 10, 11 and 14, and a re-analysis of the chromosome 2 sequence. These chromosomes represent about 35% of the 23-megabase P. falciparum genome.
ESTHER : Gardner_2002_Nature_419_531
PubMedSearch : Gardner_2002_Nature_419_531
PubMedID: 12368868
Gene_locus related to this paper: plafa-MAL3P8.11

Title : The malaria genome sequencing project: complete sequence of Plasmodium falciparum chromosome 2 - Gardner_1999_Parassitologia_41_69
Author(s) : Gardner MJ , Tettelin H , Carucci DJ , Cummings LM , Smith HO , Fraser CM , Venter JC , Hoffman SL
Ref : Parassitologia , 41 :69 , 1999
Abstract : An international consortium has been formed to sequence the entire genome of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. We sequenced chromosome 2 of clone 3D7 using a shotgun sequencing strategy. Chromosome 2 is 947 kb in length, has a base composition of 80.2% A + T, and contains 210 predicted genes. In comparison to the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome, chromosome 2 has a lower gene density, a greater proportion of genes containing introns, and nearly twice as many proteins containing predicted non-globular domains. A group of putative surface proteins was identified, rifins, which are encoded by a gene family comprising up to 7% of the protein-encoding gene in the genome. The rifins exhibit considerable sequence diversity and may play an important role in antigenic variation. Sixteen genes encoded on chromosome 2 showed signs of a plastid or mitochondrial origin, including several genes involved in fatty acid biosynthesis. Completion of the chromosome 2 sequence demonstrated that the A + T-rich genome of P. falciparum can be sequenced by the shotgun approach. Within 2-3 years, the sequence of almost all P. falciparum genes will have been determined, paving the way for genetic, biochemical, and immunological research aimed at developing new drugs and vaccines against malaria.
ESTHER : Gardner_1999_Parassitologia_41_69
PubMedSearch : Gardner_1999_Parassitologia_41_69
PubMedID: 10697835

Title : Chromosome 2 sequence of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum - Gardner_1998_Science_282_1126
Author(s) : Gardner MJ , Tettelin H , Carucci DJ , Cummings LM , Aravind L , Koonin EV , Shallom S , Mason T , Yu K , Fujii C , Pederson J , Shen K , Jing J , Aston C , Lai Z , Schwartz DC , Pertea M , Salzberg S , Zhou L , Sutton GG , Clayton R , White O , Smith HO , Fraser CM , Hoffman SL
Ref : Science , 282 :1126 , 1998
Abstract : Chromosome 2 of Plasmodium falciparum was sequenced; this sequence contains 947,103 base pairs and encodes 210 predicted genes. In comparison with the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome, chromosome 2 has a lower gene density, introns are more frequent, and proteins are markedly enriched in nonglobular domains. A family of surface proteins, rifins, that may play a role in antigenic variation was identified. The complete sequencing of chromosome 2 has shown that sequencing of the A+T-rich P. falciparum genome is technically feasible.
ESTHER : Gardner_1998_Science_282_1126
PubMedSearch : Gardner_1998_Science_282_1126
PubMedID: 9804551