DNA double-strand breaks and telomeres play important roles in trypanosoma brucei antigenic variation.

@article{Li2015DNADB,
  title={DNA double-strand breaks and telomeres play important roles in trypanosoma brucei antigenic variation.},
  author={Bibo Li},
  journal={Eukaryotic cell},
  year={2015},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={196-205}
}
Human-infecting microbial pathogens all face a serious problem of elimination by the host immune response. Antigenic variation is an effective immune evasion mechanism where the pathogen regularly switches its major surface antigen. In many cases, the major surface antigen is encoded by genes from the same gene family, and its expression is strictly monoallelic. Among pathogens that undergo antigenic variation, Trypanosoma brucei (a kinetoplastid), which causes human African trypanosomiasis… CONTINUE READING
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