C. In both 3D7PfsD1-1 and 3D7PfsUba1 lines, GFP and ACP signals colocalise, suggesting that both are resident apicoplast proteins. Co-transfected 3D7sD1-1 with a construct encoding either the BTS of the apicoplast resident protein ACP or the mitochondrial targeting sequence of mitochondrial PfHsp60, fused to the red fluorescent protein DsRed. D. Fixed cells co-labelled with anti-GFP antibodies, ACP-DsRed PFB0385w and GFP signals co-localise, whilst HSP60-DsRed and GFP signal do not. Thus, the full-length PfsDer1-1-GFP fusion protein is transported to the apicoplast.
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