What is it about?
On infecting a red blood cell, the human malaria parasite indulges in its selective modification by expressing proteins and trafficking to various destinations. This paper identifies such a class of parasite proteins and explores the mechanism for their targeting.
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Why is it important?
The findings from this paper defines a unique mechanism engaged by the human malaria parasite to actively modify the host red blood cells and to aid in its survival and pathogenesis.
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This page is a summary of: A conserved guided entry of tail-anchored pathway is involved in the trafficking of a subset of membrane proteins in Plasmodium falciparum, PLoS Pathogens, November 2021, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1009595.
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