PF3D7_0607300 uroporphyrinogen III decarboxylase

Localisation of parasite uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (PfUROD) by immunofluorescence microscopy. Co-localisation of PfUROD with porphobilinogen deaminase (PfPBGD). Antibodies to recombinant, truncated uroporphyrinogen decarboxylase (r(D)PfUROD) were raised in mice, while PfPBGD and PfHSP60 PF10_0153 antibodies were from rabbit. To study co-localisation, tetramethylrhodamine isothiocyanate (TRITC)-conjugated goat anti-mouse IgG and FITC-conjugated goat antirabbit IgG were used. IE, infected erythrocyte; P, parasite; H, hemozoin. Scale bar = 5 mm. PfUROD co-localised with PfPBGD but not with PfHSP60 (a mitochondrial marker). Therefore, it can be concluded that PfUROD is localised in the apicoplast and not the mitochondrion.

Nagaraj VA, Arumugam R, Chandra NR, Prasad D, Rangarajan PN, Padmanaban G. Localisation of Plasmodium falciparum uroporphyrinogen III decarboxylase of the heme-biosynthetic pathway in the apicoplast and characterisation of its catalytic properties. Int J Parasitol. 2009 39:559-68. Copyright Elsevier 2010.

Other associated proteins

PFID Formal Annotation
PF3D7_1209600 porphobilinogen deaminase