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Experimental verification of the identity of variant-specific surface proteins in Giardia lamblia trophozoites

  • Author(s): Wang, Ching
  • Li, W
  • Saraiya, AA
  • Wang, CC
  • et al.

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http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3656445?pdf=render
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Abstract

The cell membrane of a Giardia lamblia trophozoite is covered with a single species of variant-specific surface protein (VSP) that is replaced by another VSP every 6 to 13 generations of cell growth, possibly for an evasion of host immunity. Experimentally

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