Variant Surface Glycoproteins, Trypanosoma



Surface Variant Glycoproteins, Trypanosoma

Trypanosoma Variant Surface Coat Glycoproteins

VSG 117

VSG 118

VSG 221

Glycoproteins attached to the surface coat of the trypanosome. Many of these glycoproteins show amino acid sequence diversity expressed as antigenic variations. This continuous development of antigenically distinct variants in the course of infection ensures that some trypanosomes always survive the development of immune response to propagate the infection.