Immunofluorescence assay using FITC-labelled RON2L peptide. FITC-labelled RON2 peptide binds to AMA1 (blue)
in the mature schizonts in the absence of inhibitors, whereas pre-incubation with inhibitor NCGC00015280 prevents binding of the peptide. the binding of RON2 to AMA1 triggers junction formation, which commits the merozoite for invasion. Although FITC-labelled
PfRON2L binds to schizonts, binding is prevented in the presence of the inhibitor.
Srinivasan P, Yasgar A, Luci DK, Beatty WL, Hu X, Andersen J, Narum DL, Moch JK, Sun H, Haynes JD, Maloney DJ, Jadhav A, Simeonov A, Miller LH. Disrupting malaria parasite AMA1-RON2 interaction with a small molecule prevents erythrocyte invasion. Nat Commun. 2013 4:2261.
Other associated proteins
|PF3D7_1452000||rhoptry neck protein 2|