Family

Plasmodium vivax Vir (IPR008780)

Short name: Plasmodium_Vir

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family consists of several Vir proteins specific to the genus Plasmodium and Plasmodium vivax in particular. The vir genes are present at about 600-1,000 copies per haploid genome and encode proteins that are immunovariant in natural infections, indicating that they may have a functional role in establishing chronic infection through antigenic variation [PMID: 11298455].

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
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