Schizont-processed Rh1-240 colocalizes with Rh1-120 at the apical tip and tight junction of the merozoite. A. The Rh1-120 protein is located at the apical tip and tight junction of merozoites. Free merozoites from the W2mef-Rh1HA line were dual stained with a McAb to RAP1 in the body of the rhoptry and with rat anti-HA antibodies to the tagged 120 kDa Rh1. Anti-HA staining is seen either apical to the RAP1 staining (top panels) or at both sides but posterior to RAP1 staining indicating tight junction staining (bottom panels). Nuclei were stained with DAPI. B. The Rh1-120 protein colocalizes with the Rh1-240 protein at the apical tip and tight junction of merozoites. Free merozoites from the W2mef-Rh1HA line were dual-stained with rat anti-HA antibodies to the tagged 120 kDa Rh1 and with a rabbit antibody (R515) to the 240 kDa Rh1. Colocalization is seen at the apical tip (panels a–d) and at the tight junction (panels e–l) of individual merozoites. W2mef-175His line C. The Rh1-240 protein colocalizes with EBA-175 MAL7P1.176 at the tight junction of merozoites. Free merozoites were dual-stained with mouse anti-His antibodies to tagged EBA-175 and with a rabbit antibody to the 240 kDa Rh1. EBA-175 and Rh1-240 appear to colocalize at the tight junction. D. Free merozoites were dual-stained with rat anti-HA antibodies to the tagged 120 kDa Rh1 and with a rabbit antibody to the 240 kDa Rh1. Simultaneous staining of both the apical tip and the tight junction of a merozoite is seen. E–G. Merozoites were trapped during invasion using cytochalasin D. Rh1-240 was stained with R515, Rh1-120 with rat anti-HA and EBA-175 with mouse anti-His antibodies. PfRON4 was stained either with a mouse antibody (E) or with a rabbit antibody (F and G).
Triglia T, Tham WH, Hodder A, Cowman AF. Reticulocyte binding protein homologues are key adhesins during erythrocyte invasion by Plasmodium falciparum. Cell Microbiol. 2009 11:1671-87. Copyright John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2010.
Other associated proteins
|PF3D7_0402300||reticulocyte binding protein homologue 1 normocyte binding protein 1|
|PF3D7_0501600||rhoptry-associated protein 2|
|PF3D7_1116000||rhoptry neck protein 4|