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dc.contributor.advisorSchryvers, Anthony
dc.contributor.advisorJacob, Christian
dc.contributor.advisorKellner, Jim
dc.contributor.authorAdamiak, Paul
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-01T20:28:59Z
dc.date.available2013-06-10T07:00:47Z
dc.date.issued2013-05-01
dc.date.submitted2013en
dc.identifier.citationAdamiak, P. (2013). Patterns of sequence and structural variation within the Neisseria meningitidis transferrin and lactoferrin receptor systems (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/27277en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11023/693
dc.description.abstractInvasive meningococcal disease resulting from infection by Neisseria meningitidis is the source of a substantial burden of bacterimia and meningitis in both the developed and developing worlds. Within the human host, N. meningitdis encounters a hostile environment deficient in freely available iron. In order to survive, N. meningitidis has evolved two receptor systems that sequester iron from the host iron transport glycoproteins transferrin and lactoferrin. Both the meningococcal transferrin and lactoferrin receptor systems consist of an outer membrane embedded A protein and a membrane anchored B lipoprotein. Both proteins of these systems are highly immunogenic and functionally important. The opposing selective forces of host immunity and functional necessity have resulted in complex patterns of sequence variation in the genes for these receptors. The research discussed here investigates these patterns with a focus on understanding the functional and structural factors that constrain variability.en_US
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subjectMicrobiology
dc.subjectBiology--Molecular
dc.subjectImmunology
dc.subject.classificationNeisseriaen_US
dc.subject.classificationtransferrinen_US
dc.subject.classificationLactoferrinen_US
dc.subject.classificationBioinformaticsen_US
dc.titlePatterns of sequence and structural variation within the Neisseria meningitidis transferrin and lactoferrin receptor systems
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.facultyGraduate Studies
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/27277
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science
thesis.degree.nameMS
thesis.degree.nameMSc
thesis.degree.disciplineMicrobiology & Infectious Diseases
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
atmire.migration.oldid952
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.