PF3D7_1133400 apical membrane antigen 1

Localization of GAMA in asexual blood stage parasites. (A) GAMA localization using immuno-fluorescence assay. Acetone-fixed P. falciparum 3D7 mature schizonts (top panel) and free merozoites (bottom panel) were probed with rabbit anti-FL (green) and mouse anti-PfAMA1 (microneme marker)(red). Parasite nuclei were stained with DAPI (blue). Scale bars represent 2 μm. (B) GAMA localization using immunoelectron microscopy. The two sections of merozoites in schizont-infected erythrocytes were probed with purified rabbit anti-Tr3 antibody and subsequently by secondary antibody conjugated with gold particles. The arrows indicate the micronemal localization of signals from gold particles. Bars represent 200 nm. Arrows mark micronemes.

Arumugam TU, Takeo S, Yamasaki T, Thonkukiatkul A, Miura K, Otsuki H, Zhou H, Long CA, Sattabongkot J, Thompson J, Wilson DW, Beeson JG, Healer J, Crabb BS, Cowman AF, Torii M, Tsuboi T. Discovery of GAMA, a Plasmodium falciparum merozoite micronemal protein, as a novel blood-stage vaccine candidate antigen. Infect Immun. 2011 79(11):4523-32

Other associated proteins

PFID Formal Annotation
PF3D7_0828800 GPI-anchored micronemal antigen