A tropical tale: how Naja nigricollis venom beats Trypanosoma brucei

Andrea Martos Esteban, Andreas Hougaard Laustsen, Mark Carrington

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    Abstract

    Trypanosoma brucei is a parasitic protozoan species capable to infecting insect vectors whose bite further produces African sleeping sickness inhuman beings [1]. During the parasite’s extracellular life in the mammalian host,its outer coat, mainly composed of Variable Surface Glycoproteins (VSGs) [2],undergoes enormous variation in its composition to avoid the host’s lytic immune response.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication date2016
    Number of pages1
    Publication statusPublished - 2016
    EventSymposium for Biological and Life Science Students (SymBLS) 2016 - Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Duration: 25 Nov 201625 Nov 2016

    Conference

    ConferenceSymposium for Biological and Life Science Students (SymBLS) 2016
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityCambridge
    Period25/11/201625/11/2016

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