Glycogen and the Human Pathogen Trichomonas Vaginalis
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The parasitic protist Trichomonas vaginalis is the causative agent of trichomoniasis, the most common, non-viral sexually transmitted infection worldwide. Dr. Wilson is interested in determining how T. vaginalis secures the nutrients required to successfully colonize the vagina and establish an infection. He also studies how the organism copes with periods of nutrient limitation, which are encountered during transfer between hosts.
In this seminar, Dr. Wilson aims to summarize the processes by which T. vaginalis obtains carbohydrates from the environment of the human host. He will also compare and contrast the process of glycogen synthesis in T. vaginalis with that of mammals/fungi.
- Summarize the processes by which T. vaginalis obtains carbohydrates from the environment of the human host.
- Compare and contrast the process of glycogen synthesis in T. vaginalis with that of mammals/fungi.
Wayne Wilson, PhD
Professor and Chair, Biochemistry & Nutrition Department, Des Moines University
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