The varieties of gene amplification, diversification and hypervariability in the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.

@article{Templeton2009TheVO,
  title={The varieties of gene amplification, diversification and hypervariability in the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.},
  author={Thomas J. Templeton},
  journal={Molecular and biochemical parasitology},
  year={2009},
  volume={166 2},
  pages={109-16}
}
The human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, is able to evade host cell-mediated and humoral immunity to maintain both persistent and repeated infections. Immune evasion is in part due to a robust repertoire of proteins which participate in host-parasite interactions but also exhibit profound antigenic diversity, and in some instances switches in gene expression. The antigenic diversity occurs both at the parasite level within families of amplified proteins, and within populations of… CONTINUE READING

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