Lehrstuhl für Zell- und Entwicklungsbiologie

Majeed Bakari Soale

Control of VSG expression

At any given time just one VSG out of a repertoire of several hundreds of VSG genes is expressed and dominates the cell surface of the pathogen. And at all times the parasite has to maintain the shielding function of the coat and hence, the concentration of VSGs on the cell surface. My work focuses on a basic control mechanism of VSG gene expression that, so far, has been neglected.


Room C130.1.2

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