Domain

Trypanosome variant surface glycoprotein, B-type, N-terminal domain (IPR025932)

Short name: Trypano_VSG_B_N_dom

Domain relationships

None.

Description

This entry represents the N-terminal of B-type variant surface glycoproteins (VSG) from trypanosomal parasites.

VSG forms a coat on the surface of the parasite. The trypanosome evades the immune response of the host by expressing a series of antigenically distinct VSGs from an estimated 1000 VSG genes [PMID: 2357229].

Contributing signatures

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