Schizonts of rapamycin-treated parasites were dual labelled with anti-MSP1 (red) and anti-PfAMA1 (green) to show reduction in PfAMA1 expression. Schizonts displaying a gradient of high (arrow, top row), medium (bottom row) and low (arrowhead, top row) levels of PfAMA1 expression were observed. Scale bar is 5 μm. All of the merozoite microneme organelles within any particular parasite cell were evenly stained indicating that the extent of PfAMA1 knockdown was uniform between daughter merozoites.
Yap A, Azevedo MF, Gilson PR, Weiss GE, O'Neill MT, Wilson DW, Crabb BS, Cowman AF. Conditional expression of apical membrane antigen 1 in Plasmodium falciparum shows it is required for erythrocyte invasion by merozoites. Cell Microbiol. 2014 Feb 27. [Epub ahead of print]
Other associated proteins
|PF3D7_0930300||merozoite surface protein 1|