The structure and function of the surface lipophosphoglycan on different developmental stages of Leishmania promastigotes.

Abstract

The differentiation of Leishmania promastigotes from a noninfective procyclic stage to an infective metacyclic stage during growth within the midgut of their sand fly vectors or within axenic culture is accompanied by structural modifications of the surface lipophosphoglycan (LPG). The modifications are of two sorts: (a) a two- to three fold increase in… (More)

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