lipophosphoglycan


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lipophosphoglycan

[‚lip·ō‚fäs·fə′glī·kən]
(biochemistry)
A class of glycosyl phosphatidylinositol attached to a large polysaccharide structure that coats the surfaces of many parasitic protozoa, such as Leishmania donovani.
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Leishmania major survival in selective Phlebotomus papatasi sandfly vector requires a specific SCG-encoded lipophosphoglycan galactosylation pattern.
The Leishmania donovani lipophosphoglycan T lymphocyte reactive component is a tightly associated protein complex.
Epitope mapping of monoclonal antibodies directed against lipophosphoglycan of Leishmania major promastigotes.
Evidence that the vectorial competence of phlebotomine sand flies for different species of Leishmania is controlled by structural polymorphisms in the surface lipophosphoglycan.