The effects of symmetry on the dynamics of antigenic variation

  title={The effects of symmetry on the dynamics of antigenic variation},
  author={Konstantin B. Blyuss},
  journal={Journal of Mathematical Biology},
  • K. Blyuss
  • Published 20 February 2012
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Mathematical Biology
In the studies of dynamics of pathogens and their interactions with a host immune system, an important role is played by the structure of antigenic variants associated with a pathogen. Using the example of a model of antigenic variation in malaria, we show how many of the observed dynamical regimes can be explained in terms of the symmetry of interactions between different antigenic variants. The results of this analysis are quite generic, and have wider implications for understanding the… 

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