Molecular variation in Leishmania.

  title={Molecular variation in Leishmania.},
  author={Sarah Moody},
  journal={Acta tropica},
  volume={53 3-4},
The surface coat of the protozoan parasite Leishmania affords remarkable protection in the harsh environments encountered within the insect vectors and vertebrate hosts. It also provides specificity for the interaction of these parasites with the cells in the sandfly gut and with the human macrophage. Surprisingly few molecules have been identified on the Leishmania surface. The major surface molecules of both promastigotes and amastigotes are the glycoconjugates lipophosphoglycan and a… CONTINUE READING