Family

Merozoite surface antigen (IPR021060)

Short name: Merozoite_surface_antigen

Overlapping homologous superfamilies

None.

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family of proteins are restricted to the apicomplexan Babesia bovis. Proteins in this entry are typically between 263 and 318 amino acids in length and plasma membrane glycoproteins. These antigens present on the merozoite surface (MSA) and are involved in the parasite invasion of the bovine erythrocyte. MSA-2c has been suggested as a possible antigen for a vaccine candidate [PMID: 19120194].

Contributing signatures

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