Correct PEXEL positioning is essential for export. (a) KAHRP1–96 and KAHRPD38–48 are exported to the P. falciparum-infected erythrocyte but KAHRPD38–53 and KAHRPD38–53 RLQ4A accumulate in the PV and are not exported. KAHRP16Ala, KAHRP10Ala and KAHRP5Ala are exported to the red blood cell. Scale bar, 5 mm.
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