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Parasitol Today. 1994 Jul;10(7):267-70.

T-cell responses to the trypanosome variant surface glycoprotein: a new paradigm?

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Laboratory of Immunology, Department of Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1655 Linden Drive, Madison, WI 53706, USA.


During the past decade, extensive knowledge has been gained with respect to the cellular and molecular mechanisms associated with variant surface glycoprotein (VSG) gene switching in trypanosomes. However, comparatively little is known about the cellular and molecular factors that regulate the host B-cell response to VSG determinants during infection. Here, John Mansfield reflects on the nature of this response.

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