Eukaryotic parasites can exchange drug resistance genes via EVs!
What!? You said eukaryotic cells can exchange DNA? Yes! In this latest paper, we demonstrate that Leishmania, an eukaryotic parasite, can exchange of drug resistance genes via horizontal transfer through extracellular vesicles (EVs).
Look at the full story just published in Cell Reports (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.celrep.2022.111121).
Thank you Christopher Fernandez-Prada and Martin Olivier for the great collaboration! Congrats to Noelie Douanne, George Dong and Atia Amin on the hard work! And thanks Mathieu Blanchette for helping us in this adventure.