Intra-parasite HSP101 co-localises with P5 Lys Hyp1-Nluc-mDHFR-3xFLAG reporter construct in the endoplasmic reticulum of the parasite. (A) Representative IFA images (n = 3 independent replicates) of parasites expressing Hyp1-Nluc-mDHFR-3xFLAG constructs with WT P5 glutamate reporter exported into the erythrocyte and the mutant P5 Lys Hyp1-Nluc-mDHFR-3xFLAG reporter trapped in the parasite ER. To visualise translocon components, cells were probed with anti-EXP2 and anti-HA (to visualise HA-tagged HSP101). Anti-PfERC was used Nluc to visualise the parasite’s ER. Hyp1-Nluc-mDHFR-3xFLAG reporter proteins were localised using either anti-Nluc or anti-FLAG antibodies. The red bar in the schematic picture of the construct indicates the PEXEL motif and variations thereof. The blue bar indicates the transmembrane signal peptide. Scale bars, 5 μm. DIC, Differential Interference Contrast. DAPI was used to stain parasite nuclei
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Other associated proteins
|PF3D7_1108600||endoplasmic reticulum-resident calcium binding protein|
|PF3D7_1471100||exported protein 2|