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Complex Carbohydrate Degradation by the Trichomonads Trichomonas Vaginalis and Trichomonas Tenax

Friday, May 3 at 12:00 PM
Des Moines University, Student Education Center (SEC) 115, Des Moines, IA, 50312 Show Map

This week’s Friday Research Seminar Series will be hosted by the Master of Biomedical Sciences students. All faculty members and students are invited to attend.

The novel G Protein-Coupled Estrogen Receptor 1 modulates calcium efflux in the endothelium via direct interaction with Plasma Membrane Calcium ATPase.

Michelle Burgard MSBS, Des Moines University
Michelle Burgard
MSBS, Des Moines University


  1. Recognize some important factors controlling vascular integrity
  2. Identify the existence and importance of the various estrogen receptors
  3. Identify the main components of calcium signaling in the endothelium

Degradation and Utilization of Complex Carbohydrates by the Trichomonads Trichomonas vaginalis and Trichomonas tenax

Lauren Nawrocki
Lauren Nawrocki, MBS’16,
Des Moines University


  1. Differentiate between the two species of trichomonads parasitic to humans
  2. Understand the importance of extracellular carbohydrate energy sources for maintenance of trichomonad infection
  3. Understand the complication introduced into this study by maltase activity in horse serum

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