thrombospondin-related adhesive protein

thrombospondin-related adhesive protein

one of two proteins (the other is circumsporozoite protein) involved in sporozoite recognition of host cells in malaria.

throm·bo·spon·din-re·lat·ed ad·he·sive pro·tein

(throm'bō-spon'din rē-lā'tĕd ad-hē'siv prō'tēn)
One of two proteins (the other is circumsporozoite protein) involved in sporozoite recognition of host cells in malaria.
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Polymorphic genes that identify these genotypes include the Cryptosporidium oocyst wall protein (COWP) gene (5), the thrombospondin-related adhesive proteins Cryptosporidium-1 (TRAP-C1 [6]), and Cryptosporidium-2 (TRAP-C2 [4]).