Antigenic Variation

Antigenic Variation


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ISBN-13: 9780121948511
Publisher: Elsevier Science
Publication date: 08/15/2003
Pages: 464
Product dimensions: 6.08(w) x 9.68(h) x 1.01(d)

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An entire book devoted to antigenic variation, which is a major way by which microbes evade the immune response and persist in the body.

Table of Contents

Synthesis of allelic/antigenic variation
HIV variation - a question of signal-to-noise
Influenza, the chameleon virus
Haemophilus Influenzae
Phase Variation in Helicobacter pylori Lipopolysaccharide
Genetic Variation in the Pathogenic Neisseria Species
Candida Albicans
The MSG Gene Family and Antigenic Variation in the Fungus P. carinii
Trypanosome Antigenic Variation - a heavy investment in the evasion of immunity
Antigenic variation in Anaplasma marginale and Ehrlichia (Cowdria) ruminantium
Antigenic Variation and its' Significance to Babsesia
Antigenic Variation in Plasmodium falciparum and other Plasmodium
Antigenic Variation in Borrelia: Relapsing Fever and Lyme Borreliosis
Surface Antigenic Variation in Giardia lamblia
Free-living and Parasitic Ciliates:The Impact of Antigenic Variation on Pathogen Population Structure, Fitness and Dynamics

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