PF3D7_0500800 erythrocyte membrane protein 2 mature parasite-infected erythrocyte surface antigen

PfGECO is external to Pfs16 and internal to MESA. Co-localization IFA was performed on gametocyte stages I-IV using anti-PfGECO serum (red) and either (A) anti-Pfs16 (green) serum or (B) anti-MESA (green) serum. Also shown is the parasite nucleus stained with DAPI (blue), the bright field (BF) and the merged images.

Morahan BJ, Strobel C, Hasan U, Czesny B, Mantel PY, Marti M, Eksi S, Williamson KC. Functional analysis of the exported type IV HSP40 protein PfGECO in P. falciparum gametocytes. Eukaryot Cell. 2011 10(11):1492-503.

Other associated proteins

PFID Formal Annotation
PF3D7_0406200 parasitophorous vacuole membrane protein s16; sexual stage-specific protein s16
PF3D7_1253000 gametocyte exported protein 1 gametocyte erythrocyte cytosolic protein