TY - CHAP A1 - Magda Reyes-López A2 - Jesús Serrano-Luna A3 - Carolina Piña-Vázquez A4 - Mireya de la Garza ED1 - Kotb Abdelmohsen Y1 - 2012-09-19 PY - 2012 T1 - Transferrin Binding Proteins as a Means to Obtain Iron in Parasitic Protozoa N2 - Proteins are essential for all cellular events. They bind or interact with additional players such as other proteins, peptides, DNA, and RNA to exert their functions. Revealing protein binding partners is important in understanding the mechanisms through which they function in the cells and the organism. These interactions are essential in the regulation of cell fates and could be important in drugs development. For example proteins can bind mRNA to regulate stability and translation. They also bind other proteins for degradation or proteolysis. These mRNAs and proteins could be involved in cellular processes such as cell survival or apoptosis. This book contains review articles dealing with protein interactions with the above mentioned factors. The enclosed articles could be informative and stimulating for readers interested in protein binding partners and the consequences of such interactions. BT - Binding Protein SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/48288 DO - 10.5772/48288 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-06-24 ER -