Components of the P. falciparum merozoite glideosome localize to the periphery of the parasite. (A) Indirect-immunofluorescence of individual glideosome components in late blood-stage parasites: Thin smears of P. falciparum infected erythrocytes were probed with anti-glideosome sera. The arrow indicates a gap in peripheral staining at the end of the merozoite, suggestive of an inner membrane complex (IMC) localization. (B) Indirect-immunofluorescence of late blood-stage parasites co-stained with antisera to other glideosome components and PfEBA-175: Glideosome antisera were used in co-immunofluorescence assays to assess co-localization. Anti-PfEBA-175 antisera recognize an invasion ligand that is localized to the micronemes, and is used as a marker for the apical end of the merozoite.
Jones ML, Kitson EL, Rayner JC. Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte invasion: a conserved myosin associated complex. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2006 147:74-84. Copyright Elsevier 2009.
Other associated proteins
|PF3D7_0731500||erythrocyte binding antigen-175|
|PF3D7_0918000||glideosome-associated protein 50 secreted acid phosphatase|
|PF3D7_1222700||glideosome-associated protein 45|