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Comparative 1D Blue-Native electrophoresis analysis of Plasmodium falciparum and human proteins associated with cytoadherence.

Wu, Yang, Wagstaff, Simon ORCID:, Al-Harthi, Saeed and Craig, Alister ORCID: (2018) 'Comparative 1D Blue-Native electrophoresis analysis of Plasmodium falciparum and human proteins associated with cytoadherence.'. Malaria Journal, Vol 17, Issue 1, e293.

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To understand more about changes to the molecular components that occur when host endothelium interacts with Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes, a combined technique of protein separation (1D Blue-Native electrophoresis) and mass spectrometry of infected erythrocytes with endothelial cells (EC) in a co-culture system has been used.

Native proteins were extracted from co-cultures and identified by mass spectrometry. Proteomic data from different parasite strains, either adhesion proficient (to endothelial cells) or non-adherent, were analysed in parallel to reveal protein associations linked to cytoadherence. Informatic approaches were developed to facilitate this comparison.

Blue-Native gel separation and LC/MS/MS identification revealed major differences in samples produced from endothelial cell co-culture with adherent and non-adherent parasite strains. This approach enabled us to identify protein associations seen only with the adhesion proficient parasite strain.

The combination of proteomic and analytical approaches has identified differences between adherent and non-adherent parasite lines in co-culture with EC, providing potential candidates for complexes or associations formed during cytoadherence involved in cell structure, signalling and apoptosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry > Proteins. Amino Acids. Peptides > QU 55 Proteins
QX Parasitology > Protozoa > QX 135 Plasmodia
QY Clinical Pathology > Blood. Blood Chemistry > QY 402 Cellular elements
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Department of Tropical Disease Biology
Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
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Depositing User: Stacy Murtagh
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2018 08:36
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2019 13:33


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