P. A. Michels

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Kinetoplastida are protozoan organisms that probably diverged early in evolution from other eukaryotes. They are characterized by a number of unique features with respect to their energy and carbohydrate metabolism. These organisms possess peculiar peroxisomes, called glycosomes, which play a central role in this metabolism; the organelles harbour enzymes(More)
Trypanosoma brucei contains a repertoire of more than 100 different genes for Variant Surface Glycoproteins (VSGs). A small and strain-specific fraction of these genes is expressed in the salivary glands of the tsetse fly (M-genes), giving rise to metacyclic Variable Antigen Types (M-VATs). Antibodies produced in a chronic trypanosome infection initiated by(More)
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