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Trypanosoma resistance mechanism

This is a presentation about the molecular mechanism of Trypanosoma against the human immune system.

Team learns how sleeping sickness parasite defeats immune system

(Medical Xpress)—A team of researchers with members from across Europe has discovered the mechanism by which the sleeping sickness parasite overcomes the immune system in humans. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the team describes the three step process that the parasite uses to defeat an immune system response. They also report that they have developed a mutant type of protein that disrupts the parasitic process allowing the immune system to destroy the invader.

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