Diverse Expression Patterns of Subgroups of the rif Multigene Family during Plasmodium falciparum Gametocytogenesis

@article{Petter2008DiverseEP,
  title={Diverse Expression Patterns of Subgroups of the rif Multigene Family during Plasmodium falciparum Gametocytogenesis},
  author={Michaela Petter and Insa Bonow and M Klinkert},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2008},
  volume={3},
  pages={1911 - 1929}
}
BACKGROUND The maturation of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in the human host takes several days, during which the parasites need to efficiently evade the host immune system. Like asexual stage parasites, immature gametocytes can sequester at various sites in the human body, and only mature sexual stages are found in the circulation. Although the fundamental mechanisms of gametocyte immune evasion are still largely unknown, candidate molecules that may be involved include variant antigens… CONTINUE READING

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