Different effects of cytochalasins on the growth and differentiation of Entamoeba invadens

Asao Makioka, Masahiro Kumagai, Seiki Kobayashi, Tsutomu Takeuchi

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The effect of five different cytochalasins on the growth, encystation and excystation of Entamoeba invadens was examined. At 10 μM, cytochalasins B, D, E and dihydrocytochalasin B markedly inhibited growth. Encystation was inhibited by cytochalasin D at 1 μM but not by other cytochalasins at the same concentration, whereas it was inhibited by 10 μM of cytochalasins B, E and dihydrocytochalasin B as well as cytochalasin D. Excystation, which was assessed by counting the number of metacystic amoebae after inducing excystation, was markedly enhanced by cytochalasin D as previously demonstrated, whereas the enhancing effect of cytochalasins A, B and dihydrocytochalasin B was weak. In contrast, cytochalasin E at 10 μM inhibited excystation and metacystic development. These results indicate that there is a difference in the effect of different cytochalasins on the growth and differentiation of E. invadens, depending on differences in their chemical structure.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)68-71
ページ数4
ジャーナルParasitology Research
93
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2004 5

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • veterinary(all)
  • Insect Science
  • Infectious Diseases

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