P. falciparum merozoite morphology changes post erythrocyte invasion. Parasites were fixed <12 min following merozoite invasion and labelled by IFA using standard markers for the PV (RAP1, red), parasite plasma membrane (MSP1-19, green) and nucleus (40,6–diamidino-2-phenylindole (DAPI), blue). (a) Widefield deconvolution microscopy identified various morphological changes that had occurred within this period, including pseudopodia-like extensions (top) and whorl-like extensions (bottom). Scale bar, 2.5 mm.
Riglar DT, Rogers KL, Hanssen E, Turnbull L, Bullen HE, Charnaud SC, Przyborski J, Gilson PR, Whitchurch CB, Crabb BS, Baum J, Cowman AF. Spatial association with PTEX complexes defines regions for effector export into Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes. Nat Commun. 2013 Jan 29;4:1415.
Other associated proteins
|PF3D7_0501600||rhoptry-associated protein 2|