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.
Published Web Locationhttp://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3656445?pdf=render
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