Low-complexity segments in Plasmodium falciparum proteins are primarily nucleic acid level adaptations.

@article{Xue2003LowcomplexitySI,
  title={Low-complexity segments in Plasmodium falciparum proteins are primarily nucleic acid level adaptations.},
  author={He ying Xue and Donald R. Forsdyke},
  journal={Molecular and biochemical parasitology},
  year={2003},
  volume={128 1},
  pages={21-32}
}
Protein segments that contain few of the possible 20 amino acids, sometimes in tandem repeat arrays, are referred to as containing "simple" or "low-complexity" sequence. Many Plasmodium falciparum proteins are longer than their homologs in other species by virtue of their content of such low-complexity segments that have no known function; these are interspersed among segments of higher complexity to which function can often be ascribed. If there is low complexity at the protein level, there is… CONTINUE READING
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