varDB: a database of antigenic variant sequences--current status and future prospects.

Abstract

Antigenic variation is a common mechanism employed by many pathogenic organisms to avoid recognition of surface proteins by the host immune system. The malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, among many others, exploits this mechanism and manages to survive in an otherwise hostile environment. Although similarities in the mechanisms used among different… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2009.06.006

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@article{Diez2010varDBAD, title={varDB: a database of antigenic variant sequences--current status and future prospects.}, author={Diego Diez and Nelson Hayes and Nicolas Joannin and Johan Normark and Minoru Kanehisa and Mats Wahlgren and Craig E. Wheelock and Susumu Goto}, journal={Acta tropica}, year={2010}, volume={114 3}, pages={144-51} }