PF3D7_0511200 stearoyl-CoA desaturase

Colocalization studies. PfSCD-GFP was colocalized with different compartment markers: ER (PfBip, PfDSI), cis-Golgi (PfERD2), mitochondria (MitoTracker Red), and apicoplast (PfACP PFB0385w). PfSCD-GFP colocalized mostly with PfBiP and PfDSI (disulfide isomerase), two soluble ER markers, therefore confirming the ER localization of PfSCD-GFP. In contrast, the GFP-tagged PfSCD protein did not colocalize with ERD2, a known marker of the cis-Golgi.

Gratraud P, Huws E, Falkard B, Adjalley S, Fidock DA, Berry L, Jacobs WR Jr, Baird MS, Vial H, Kremer L. Oleic acid biosynthesis in Plasmodium falciparum: characterization of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase and investigation as a potential therapeutic target. PLoS One. 2009 4(9):e6889.

Other associated proteins

PFID Formal Annotation
PF3D7_0827900 protein disulfide isomerase
PF3D7_0917900 PfHsp70-2
PF3D7_1353600 ER lumen protein retaining receptor