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Assembly and promoter analysis of variant-specific surface protein (vsp) genes of Giardia lamblia

@inproceedings{Nigam2005AssemblyAP,
  title={Assembly and promoter analysis of variant-specific surface protein (vsp) genes of Giardia lamblia},
  author={A. Nigam},
  year={2005}
}
Giardia lamblia undergoes antigenic variation of variant-specific surface proteins (VSPs) that are encoded by a family of ~150 vsp genes only one of which is expressed at a time. The vsp gene promoters have not been previously studied. A comparison of the upstream non-coding region of vsp genes shows that they lack the AT-rich regions found in other Giardia gene promoters. We have determined that the core promoters of vsp A6 and vsp C5 genes extend from -57 to + 6 and -50 to + 6 respectively… Expand

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