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MSP1 Genes

Isolation and Characterization of the MSP1 Genes from Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium ovale

June 9, 2010 - 08:03 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
L Birkenmeyer, AS Muerhoff, GJ Dawson, SM Desai
Reference: 
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 82(6), 2010, pp. 996-1003

The merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP1) is the principal surface antigen of the blood stage form of the Plasmodium parasite. Antibodies recognizing MSP1 are frequently detected following Plasmodium infection, making this protein a significant component of malaria vaccines and diagnostic tests.

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