Transgenic parasites expressing Pfμ1–GFP were treated with Brefeldin A (BFA) and immunostained with antibodies specific to cis-Golgi apparatus marker ERD2 (i), endoplasmic reticulum marker, Bip (ii), cytoplasm localized, Sel2 (iii) and RAP1 (iv). The Pfμ1–GFP fusion protein colocalized with Sel2 as well as ERD2 in the parasite cytoplasm upon BFA treatment (i & iii). Parasite nuclei were stained with DAPI; scale bars denote 5 μm. Co-localization with antibodies to ERD2 (a cis-Golgi marker) and BiP, as well as the resident rhoptry protein RAP1 and the cytosolic protein Sel2 showed that Pfμ1 did not show a similar pattern as Bip or Sel2Pfμ1 showed a substantially similar staining pattern as ERD2 which is a Golgi marker (i–iii). Pfμ1 also did co-localize with RAP1 in BFA treated parasites (iv). These observations are consistent with Pfμ1 being Golgi associated at this life stage, consistent with its similar dynamics of redistribution upon brefeldin treatment.
Kaderi Kibria KM, Rawat K, Klinger CM, Datta G, Panchal M, Singh S, Iyer GR, Kaur I, Sharma V, Dacks JB, Mohmmed A, Malhotra P. A role for adaptor protein complex 1 in protein targeting to rhoptry organelles in Plasmodium falciparum. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2015 1853(3):699-710.
Other associated proteins
|PF3D7_1353600||ER lumen protein retaining receptor|
|PF3D7_1410400||rhoptry-associated protein 1|