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Tracking Glideosome-Associated Protein 50 Reveals the Development and Organization of the Inner Membrane Complex of Plasmodium flaciparum

Yeoman, Jeffrey A; Hanssen, Eric; Maier, Alex; Klonis, Nectarios; Maco, Bohumil; Baum, Jake; Turnbull, Lynne; Whitchurch, Cynthia B; Dixon, Matthew W. A; Tilley, Leann


The most deadly of the human malaria parasites, Plasmodium falciparum, has different stages specialized for invasion of hepatocytes, erythrocytes, and the mosquito gut wall. In each case, host cell invasion is powered by an actin-myosin motor complex that is linked to an inner membrane complex (IMC) via a membrane anchor called the glideosome-associated protein 50 (PfGAP50). We generated P. falciparum transfectants expressing green fluorescent protein (GFP) chimeras of PfGAP50 (PfGAP50-GFP)....[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Eukaryotic Cell
DOI: 10.1128/EC.00244-10


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