Natural Antibodies Enable Genetic Exchange in Leishmania Parasites

Leishmania genetic exchange is mediated by IgM natural antibodies This research uncovers a fascinating role of natural antibodies (IgM) in mediating genetic exchange in Leishmania parasites. These antibodies cause the formation of temporary parasite clumps, leading to fusion and hybrid creation. The study found that Leishmania-free animal IgM binds to parasite surfaces, affecting gene expression….