PF3D7_1246400 myosin a-tail interacting protein

The location of MyoA during P. falciparum merozoite invasion. (A) MyoA-GFP is located at the periphery of developing intracellular (top row of each pair of images) and free extracellular merozoites (bottom row), and is colocalized with antibodies specific for IMC proteins MTIP, GAP45 and GAP50. In the merged colour image the MyoA-GFP signal is green and antibodies specific for the IMC proteins are red; nuclei are stained blue with DAPI. The DIC image is also shown. (B) Individual merozoites are captured at different stages of invasion from initial attachment, through early and late invasion to the intracellular ring stage. MyoA-GFP remains peripheral whereas RON4, initially in the apical rhoptry neck, relocates during invasion. Merged colour images with MyoA-GFP (green), RON4 (red), and nuclei (blue) and DIC images are also shown, together with a schematic of each cell-pair. Scale bar: 2 μm.

Green JL, Wall RJ, Vahokoski J, Yusuf NA, Ridzuan MAM, Stanway RR, Stock J, Knuepfer E, Brady D, Martin SR, Howell SA, Pires IP, Moon RW, Molloy JE, Kursula I, Tewari R, Holder AA. Compositional and expression analyses of the glideosome during the Plasmodium life cycle reveal an additional myosin light chain required for maximum motility. J Biol Chem. 2017 Sep 11.

Other associated proteins

PFID Formal Annotation
PF3D7_0918000 glideosome-associated protein 50 secreted acid phosphatase
PF3D7_1116000 rhoptry neck protein 4
PF3D7_1222700 glideosome-associated protein 45
PF3D7_1342600 myosin A