Volume 6, Number 5—October 2000
Antigenic Variation in Vector-Borne Pathogens
|Relapsing fever||Several species of Borrelia,||Soft (argasid) ticks||Vlp & Vsp|
|e.g., B. hermsii||and body lice|
|Anaplasmosis||Anaplasma marginale||Hard (ixodid) ticks||MSP2|
|African trypanosomiasis||African Trypanosoma spp.,||Tsetse fly||VSG|
|e.g., T. brucei|
|Babesiosis||Babesia bovis||Hard (ixodid) ticks||VESA1|
aVlp = variable large proteins; Vsp = variable small proteins; MSP2 = major surface protein 2; VSG = variant-specific glycoprotein; MfEMP1 = P. falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1; VESA1 = variant erythrocyte surface antigen 1.
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