PF3D7_1133400 apical membrane antigen 1

RON12 is located within the rhoptry neck.. A and B. Immunofluorescence and bright-field images of schizonts (A) and merozoites (B). Images from left to right show anti-RON12 labelling (green) followed by microneme (anti-AMA1), rhoptry (neck: anti-RON4; body: anti-RAMA) and surface (anti-MSP119) specific antibodies in red, overlay of both with DAPI-stained nuclei and the bright-field image. Size bars in (A) equal 2 μm and in (B) 1 μm. C. Immuno-electron microscopy of isolated merozoites. Localization of RON12 in the rhoptry neck of three different merozoites is shown. Size bars equal 100 nm.

Knuepfer E, Suleyman O, Dluzewski AR, Straschil U, O'Keeffe AH, Ogun SA, Green JL, Grainger M, Tewari R, Holder AA. RON12, a novel Plasmodium-specific rhoptry neck protein important for parasite proliferation. Cell Microbiol. 2013 Aug 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Other associated proteins

PFID Formal Annotation
PF3D7_0707300 rhoptry-associated membrane antigen
PF3D7_0930300 merozoite surface protein 1
PF3D7_1017100 rhoptry neck protein 12
PF3D7_1116000 rhoptry neck protein 4