Absence of antigenic diversity in Pf155, a major parasite antigen in membranes of erythrocytes infected with Plasmodium falciparum.

Pf155 is a merozoite-derived polypeptide antigen which the parasite Plasmodium falciparum deposits in the membranes of erythrocytes at invasion. Eleven laboratory strains or clones of P. falciparum and a large number of isolates obtained from patients from different parts of the world were studied for antigenic diversity in Pf155. Immunoglobulin G… CONTINUE READING