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TbKINX1B: a novel BILBO1 partner and an essential protein in bloodstream form Trypanosoma brucei

Abstract : The flagellar pocket (FP) of the pathogen Trypanosoma brucei is an important single copy structure that is formed by the invagination of the pellicular membrane. It is the unique site of endo-and exocytosis and is required for parasite pathogenicity. The FP consists of distinct structural sub-domains with the least explored being the flagellar pocket collar (FPC). TbBILBO1 is the first-described FPC protein of Trypanosoma brucei. It is essential for parasite survival, FP and FPC biogenesis. In this work, we characterize TbKINX1B, a novel TbBILBO1 partner. We demonstrate that TbKINX1B is located on the basal bodies, the microtubule quartet (a set of four microtubules) and the FPC in T. brucei. Down-regulation of TbKINX1B by RNA interference in bloodstream forms is lethal, inducing an overall disturbance in the endomembrane network. In procyclic forms, the RNAi knockdown of TbKINX1B leads to a minor phenotype with a small number of cells displaying epimastigote-like morphologies, with a misplaced kinetoplast. Our results characterize TbKINX1B as the first putative kinesin to be localized both at the basal bodies and the FPC with a potential role in transporting cargo along with the microtubule quartet.
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Doranda Perdomo, Elodie Berdance, Gertrud Lallinger-Kube, Annelise Sahin, Denis Dacheux, et al.. TbKINX1B: a novel BILBO1 partner and an essential protein in bloodstream form Trypanosoma brucei. Parasite, EDP Sciences, 2022, 29, pp.14. ⟨10.1051/parasite/2022015⟩. ⟨hal-03611291⟩

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