Title Characterization and gene expression analysis of the cirmulti-gene family of plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi ( AS )

Background: The pir genes comprise the largest multi-gene family in Plasmodium, with members found in P. vivax, P. knowlesi and the rodent malaria species. Despite comprising up to 5% of the genome, little is known about the functions of the proteins encoded by pir genes. P. chabaudi causes chronic infection in mice, which may be due to antigenic variation… CONTINUE READING