VESA1Variant Erythrocyte Surface Antigen 1 (aka Variant Erythrocyte Surface Ag 1)
VESA1Variant Erythrocyte Surface Ag 1 (aka Variant Erythrocyte Surface Antigen 1)
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falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1; VESA1 = variant erythrocyte surface antigen 1.
The VESA1 proteins, which have an approximate molecular weight of 128 kDa (59), are expressed on the external tips of the membrane knobs of infected erythrocytes.