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Plasmodium falciparum: sacrificing membrane to grow crystals?

Hempelmann, E., Motta, C., Hughes, Ruth, Ward, Stephen ORCID: and Bray, Patrick (2003) 'Plasmodium falciparum: sacrificing membrane to grow crystals?'. Trends in Parasitology, Vol 19, Issue 1, pp. 23-26.

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The intraerythrocytic parasites of Plasmodium falciparum are surrounded by a parasitophorous vacuolar membrane (PVM) that plays an important role both in parasite nutrient acquisition and in the trafficking of parasite proteins to the host cell membrane. This article proposes a hypothesis for an additional function of the PVM in the biogenesis of haemozoin crystals in the cytostomal pathway.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Protozoa > QX 135 Plasmodia
QX Parasitology > QX 20 Research (General)
QX Parasitology > Protozoa > QX 50 Protozoa
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Molecular & Biochemical Parasitology Group
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Depositing User: Sarah Lewis-Newton
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2012 13:34
Last Modified: 17 Jul 2020 10:59


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