PF3D7_0102200 ring-infected erythrocyte surface antigen

Indirect immunofluorescence using P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes glutaraldehyde fixed in suspension only (a) or subsequently treated with 0.1% saponin (b) or 10% Triton X-100 (c, d). It was previously shown that Pfl55/RESA is not accessible for reaction with antibodies on the surface of intact P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes unless the membrane is modified, e.g., by glutaraldehyde fixation and air dryingProbing was done with the human MAb 3362 (a-c) or the mouse Mab 4C8F6 directed against a cytoplasmic epitope of band 3 (d). The samples were counterstained with ethidium bromide to visualize the intracellular parasites.

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