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The malaria parasite's mechanism for evading the immune system


06.12.2014 - Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, infects red blood cells and produces adhesion proteins in the red blood cells that bind to the surface of the host cell. They prevent the red blood cells from circulating correctly in the blood capillaries, and trigger the symptoms of severe malaria. Only one of the 60 adhesion proteins appears on the surface of the red blood cell at any one time. In this way, the parasite keeps one step ahead of the host's immune system, which must learn to recognize and then destroy infected cells.

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