PF3D7_0405900 apical sushi protein

PfMA localization in schizont stages analyzed by fluorescence microscopy. Sub-cellular localization of PfMA was studied by co-immunostaining with surface protein (A), microneme (B), rhoptry (C, D) resident proteins. P. falciparum schizonts were co-immunostained with mouse anti-PfMA (green) and rabbit antibodies against one of the 4 marker proteins (EBA175/PfRH2, ASP, MSP-119) (red). The nuclei of schizont were stained with DAPI (blue) and slides were visualized by fluorescence microscope. All apical marker proteins and PfMA showed punctate staining in schizonts. PfMA was localized in the micronemes as it signal costained with micronemal marker EBA-175. The scale bar indicates 2 μm.

Hans N, Singh S, Pandey AK, Reddy KS, Gaur D, Chauhan VS. Identification and Characterization of a Novel Plasmodium falciparum Adhesin Involved in Erythrocyte Invasion. PLoS One. 2013 8(9):e74790.

Other associated proteins

PFID Formal Annotation
PF3D7_0316000 microneme associated antigen
PF3D7_0731500 erythrocyte binding antigen-175
PF3D7_0930300 merozoite surface protein 1
PF3D7_1335300 reticulocyte binding protein 2 homologue b, ALKBH5
PF3D7_1335400 reticulocyte binding protein 2 homologue a