Escape mechanisms of African trypanosomes: why trypanosomosis is keeping us awake.

@article{Cnops2015EscapeMO,
  title={Escape mechanisms of African trypanosomes: why trypanosomosis is keeping us awake.},
  author={Jennifer Cnops and Stefan Magez and Carl de Trez},
  journal={Parasitology},
  year={2015},
  volume={142 3},
  pages={
          417-27
        }
}
African trypanosomes have been around for more than 100 million years, and have adapted to survival in a very wide host range. While various indigenous African mammalian host species display a tolerant phenotype towards this parasitic infection, and hence serve as perpetual reservoirs, many commercially important livestock species are highly disease susceptible. When considering humans, they too display a highly sensitive disease progression phenotype for infections with Trypanosoma brucei… CONTINUE READING
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