Erika L Kitson

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Host cell invasion by apicomplexan parasites is powered by an actin/myosin motor complex that has been most thoroughly described in Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites. In T. gondii, two inner membrane complex (IMC) proteins, the peripheral protein TgGAP45 and the transmembrane protein TgGAP50, form a complex with the myosin, TgMyoA, and its light chain, TgMLC1.(More)
Plasmodium falciparum parasites export more than 400 proteins into the cytosol of their host erythrocytes. These exported proteins catalyse the formation of knobs on the erythrocyte plasma membrane and an overall increase in erythrocyte rigidity, presumably by modulating the endogenous erythrocyte cytoskeleton. In uninfected erythrocytes, Band 4.1 (4.1R)(More)
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