Spatial organisation of the PfGRASP-GFP defined compartment by fluorescence microscopy on fixed parasites. (A) PfGRASP-GFP colocalises with anti PfGRASP-specific antibodies. PfGRASP-GFP is tightly confined to two compartments (a, green) near the
parasite nucleus (a, blue). AntiPfGRASP-specific
antibodies show a similar staining pattern (b, red with
nucleus in blue). Merged image shows the colocalisation of the compartments defined by either PfGRASP-specific antibodies or PfGRASP-GFP expressing
parasites (c, yellow). (B) PfGRASP-GFP colocalises with the cis-Golgi marker ERD2. PfGRASP-GFP (a, green) accumulates in two discrete compartments in close proximity to the nucleus (a, blue). Anti-PfERD2 antibodies recognize similar structures (b, red with nucleus in blue). Merged image shows colocalisation of compartments (c, yellow). (C) PfGRASP-GFP defines a compartment that is distinct from the ER . At the early stages of the parasite life cycle (<16 hours post invasion) PfGRASP is restricted to one compartment (a, green) juxtapose to the nucleus (a, blue). The ER is visualised by anti-PfBiP-specific antibodies (b, red). The membranous system of the ER forms an envelope around the nucleus (b, blue) with one protrusion (indicated by arrow). Merged image shows no colocalisation of the two compartments (c). (D) PfGRASP-GFP does not colocalise with the trans-Golgi marker PfRab6. PfGRASP accumulates in two discrete foci (a, green) adjacent to the nucleus (a, blue). Antibodies against PfRab6 visualise two distinct sites within the parasite (b, red with nucleus in blue). Merged image shows no colocalisation of the PfGRASP defined compartment with PfRab6 (c) All panels labelled d in A-D are merges of fluorescent and bright-field images. Bar, 2 mm.
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Other associated proteins
|PF3D7_1017300||golgi re-assembly stacking protein 2|
|PF3D7_1144900||ras-related protein Rab-6|
|PF3D7_1353600||ER lumen protein retaining receptor|