Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Trends Microbiol. 1998 Jan;6(1):35-40.

Lipophosphoglycan (LPG) and the identification of virulence genes in the protozoan parasite Leishmania.

Author information

1
Dept of Molecular Microbiology, Washington University Medical School, St Louis, MO 63110, USA. beverley@borcim.wustl.edu

Abstract

Leishmania exploits several strategies to survive within the phagolysosome of vertebrate macrophages and be transmitted by sand fly vectors. Recent advances in functional genetic analysis provide a new avenue for identifying genes implicated in the infectious cycle of the parasite, such as those necessary for the synthesis and expression of the key surface glycoconjugate, lipophosphoglycan (LPG).

PMID:
9481823
DOI:
10.1016/S0966-842X(97)01180-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center