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A female gametocyte-specific ABC transporter plays a role in lipid metabolism in the malaria parasite

Tran, Phuong N; Brown, Simon H. J; Mitchell, Todd W; Matuschewski, Kai; McMillan, Paul J; Kirk, Kiaran; Dixon, Matthew W. A; Maier, Alexander G


ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters serve a variety of physiological functions as well as play key roles in drug resistance. The genome of the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, encodes multiple members of this family, one of which, gABCG2, is transcribed predominantly in the gametocyte stage. Here we use gene deletion and tagging to investigate the expression, localization and function of gABCG2. The protein is found in a single dot-like lipid-rich structure within female, but...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014-09-08
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms5773


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