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- Crowdus, Carolyn A.; Marsh, Antoinette E.; Saville, Willliam J.; Lindsay, David S.; Dubey, J.P.; Granstrom, David E.; Howe, Daniel K.
- Veterinary parasitology 2008 v.158 no.1-2 pp. 36
- Sarcocystis neurona; surface antigens; outer membrane proteins; molecular cloning; complementary DNA; nucleotide sequences; amino acid sequences; sequence analysis; gene expression; strain differences; genetic variation; antigenic variation; equine protozoal myeloencephalitis
- ... Sarcocystis neurona is an obligate intracellular parasite that causes equine protozoal myeloencephalitis (EPM). Previous work has identified a gene family of paralogous surface antigens in S. neurona called SnSAGs. These surface proteins are immunogenic in their host animals, and are therefore candidate molecules for development of diagnostics and vaccines. However, SnSAG diversity exists in strai ...