PF3D7_0211200 ras-related protein Rab-5A

Immunolocalization of a constitutively active GTPase mutant of Rab5a. The immunoelectron micrograph shows a parasite expressing GFP-Rab5a (Q102L) - a constitutively active mutation. The section was probed with gold-conjugated anti-GFP antisera. Note that numerous gold particles decorate the hemoglobin-containing vacuole (HV) (Inset). The food vacuole (FV) and the nucleus (N) are indicated. (Scale bar, 1 ┬Ám.) Because this is merely 2D immuno-TEM, we cannot precisely determine whether the parasite is a trophozoite or a schizont.

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