Expression and Localization Profiles of Rhoptry Proteins in Plasmodium berghei Sporozoites

In the Plasmodium lifecycle two infectious stages of parasites, merozoites, and sporozoites, efficiently infect mammalian host cells, erythrocytes, and hepatocytes, respectively. The apical structure of merozoites and sporozoites contains rhoptry and microneme secretory organelles, which are conserv...

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Main Authors: Naohito Tokunaga, Mamoru Nozaki, Mayumi Tachibana, Minami Baba, Kazuhiro Matsuoka, Takafumi Tsuboi, Motomi Torii, Tomoko Ishino
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: Frontiers Media S.A. 2019-09-01
Series:Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
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Online Access:https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fcimb.2019.00316/full