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|Type:||Artigo de periódico|
|Title:||DISRUPTION OF CA(2+) HOMEOSTASIS IN TRYPANOSOMA-CRUZI BY CRYSTAL VIOLET|
|Abstract:||We have demonstrated previously that crystal violet induces a rapid, dose-related collapse of the inner mitochondrial membrane potential of Trypanosoma cruzi epimastigotes. In this work, we show that crystal violet-induced dissipation of the membrane potential was accompanied by an efflux of Ca2+ from the mitochondria. In addition, crystal violet inhibited the ATP-dependent, oligomycin-, and antimycin A-insensitive Ca2+ uptake by digitonin-permeabilized epimastigotes. Crystal violet also induced Ca2+ release from the mitochondria and endoplasmic reticulum of digitonin-permeabilized trypomastigotes. Furthermore, crystal violet inhibited Ca2+ uptake and the (Ca2+-Mg2+)-ATPase of a highly enriched plasma membrane fraction of epimastigotes, thus indicating an inhibition of other calcium transport mechanisms of the cells. Disruption of Ca2+ homeostasis by crystal violet may be a key process leading to trypanosome cell injury by this drug.|
PLASMA MEMBRANE CA(2+)-ATPASE
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