PF3D7_1416200 metacaspase-3, putative

Immunofluorescence Microscopy: P. falciparum 3D7 strain was collected at the mixed stage and indirect immunofluorescence was done using anti-PfMCA3 (immune-sera) and secondary-antibody conjugated with FITC (green) to detect the expression and localization of PfMCA3 in blood stages of P. falciparum. Nuclear DNA was stained with DAPI (blue) and anti-PfMCA3. Preimmune sera were used as a negative control. PfMCA3 was expressed by all the erythrocytic stages at the mRNA and the protein level and might be important in the parasite life cycle.

Kumar B, Verma S, Kashif M, Sharma R, Atul, Dixit R, Singh AP, Saxena AK, Abid M, Pandey KC. Metacaspase-3 of Plasmodium falciparum: An atypical trypsin-like serine protease. Int J Biol Macromol. 2019 Jul 10. pii: S0141-8130(19)30009-1.