Leishmania chagasi: lipophosphoglycan characterization and binding to the midgut of the sand fly vector Lutzomyia longipalpis.

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During metacyclogenesis of Leishmania in its sand fly vector, the parasite differentiates from a noninfective, procyclic form to an infective, metacyclic form, a process characterized by morphological changes of the parasite and also biochemical transformations in its major surface lipophosphoglycan (LPG). This glycoconjugate is polymorphic among species… (More)

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@article{Soares2002LeishmaniaCL, title={Leishmania chagasi: lipophosphoglycan characterization and binding to the midgut of the sand fly vector Lutzomyia longipalpis.}, author={Rodrigo P Soares and Maria Elisa Moschetti Macedo and Catherine Ropert and Nelder Figueiredo Gontijo and Igor C. Almeida and Ricardo Tostes Gazzinelli and Paulo Paulocci Filemon Pimenta and Salvatore Joseph Turco}, journal={Molecular and biochemical parasitology}, year={2002}, volume={121 2}, pages={213-24} }