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Malaria parasites use antigenic variation to avoid immune clearance and increase the duration of infection in the human host. Variation at the surface of P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes is mediated by the differential control of a family of surface antigens encoded by var genes. Switching of var gene expression occurs in situ, mostly from(More)
RNA polymerase II promoters in Plasmodium spp., like in most eukaryotes, have a bipartite structure. However, the identification of a functional TATA box located within the Plasmodium spp. core promoters has been difficult, mainly because of its high A+T content. Only few putative trans-acting elements have been identified in the malaria parasite genome(More)
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