Antigenic variation and the murine immune response to Giardia lamblia.

@article{Mller1998AntigenicVA,
  title={Antigenic variation and the murine immune response to Giardia lamblia.},
  author={Norbert M{\"u}ller and Bruno Gottstein},
  journal={International journal for parasitology},
  year={1998},
  volume={28 12},
  pages={1829-39}
}
The protozoan parasite Giardia lamblia is an important causative agent of acute or chronic diarrhoea in humans and various animals. During infection, the parasite survives the host's reactions by undergoing continuous antigenic variation of its major surface antigen, named VSP (variant surface protein). The VSPs form a unique family of cysteine-rich… CONTINUE READING