Scaffold 7 causes Na+ influx in P. falciparum by targeting a Na+ dependent ATPase. (a) Representative confocal microscopic images of P. falciparum stained with Sodium Green showing rise in Na+ levels in the treated parasites. Scaffold 7 increases the cytosolic concentration of Na+.
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