The variant-specific surface protein of Giardia, VSP4A1, is a glycosylated and palmitoylated protein.

@article{Papanastasiou1997TheVS,
  title={The variant-specific surface protein of Giardia, VSP4A1, is a glycosylated and palmitoylated protein.},
  author={Panos A Papanastasiou and Malcolm J. McConville and Julie E. Ralton and Peter K{\"o}hler},
  journal={The Biochemical journal},
  year={1997},
  volume={322 ( Pt 1)},
  pages={49-56}
}
The variant-specific surface proteins (VSPs) of the ancient protist Giardia duodenalis (syn.: Giardia intestinalis, Giardia lamblia) are cysteine- and threonine-rich polypeptides that can vary considerably in sequence and size. In the present study, we have purified a VSP (VSP4A1, formerly called CR1SP-90) from a cloned Giardia isolate, derived from a sheep… CONTINUE READING