Identification of membrane-associated proteins in Trypanosoma brucei encoding an internal, EARLRAEE amino acid repeat.

Differential screening of expression libraries with nonimmune and day 4-6 immune serum from naive rats infected with the protozoan Trypanosoma lewisi was used to identify potential cell surface protein coding genes. Several T. lewisi cDNAs that resulted were partially characterized and used to clone the homologues from Trypanosoma brucei. The nucleotide… (More)