PF3D7_1335300 reticulocyte binding protein 2 homologue b, ALKBH5

PfARNP is localized in rhoptry neck of P. falciparum. Subcellular localization of PfARNP was studied by co-staining with antibodies against merozoite surface protein-119 (A), micronemal resident protein EBA-175 (B), rhoptry bulb protein Rh2b (C), and rhoptry neck, apical sushi protein (ASP) (D). P. falciparum schizonts were co-stained with anti-PfARNP (red) and anti-MSP-119, anti- EBA-175, anti-Rh2b, anti-ASP antibodies (green). The nuclei of schizonts were stained with DAPI (blue). All apical marker proteins and PfARNP showed punctate staining in schizonts distinct from DAPI. Co-staining of PfARNP with surface marker MSP-119 showed PfARNP localized at the apical tip with surface of merozoites stained by MSP-119. PfARNP staining did not merged with either EBA-175 or Rh2b indicating that it is neither a resident of micronemes or rhoptry bulb of merozoites. The labeling of PfARNP merged perfectly with ASP confirming its localization in the neck of rhoptries of P. falciparum. (Scale bar shows 2 mm). The panel on extreme right shows digital zoom of corresponding merged images.

Hans N, Singh S, Jain SK, Chauhan VS. Identification of novel rhoptry neck protein of Plasmodium falciparum. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 2013 188(1):34-9

Other associated proteins

PFID Formal Annotation
PF3D7_0405900 apical sushi protein
PF3D7_0511600 apical rhoptry neck protein
PF3D7_0731500 erythrocyte binding antigen-175
PF3D7_0930300 merozoite surface protein 1