Jeison García

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In this study, we synthesized the complete sequence of the CLAG-9 protein as 67 20-mer-long non-overlapped peptides and assessed their ability to bind to erythrocytes in receptor-ligand assays. Twenty CLAG-9 peptides were found to have specific high-affinity binding ability to erythrocytes (thereby named as HABPs), with nanomolar dissociation constants.(More)
Invasion of red blood cells (RBCs) by the Plasmodium falciparum malaria merozoite is mediated by parasite surface molecules and proteins contained within apical organelles that are capable of recognizing receptors on the membrane of RBCs. The identification and characterization of these P. falciparum invasion-associated proteins is the first step for(More)
Plasmodium falciparum multi-stage proteins are involved in vital processes for parasite survival, which turns them into attractive targets for studies aimed at developing a fully effective antimalarial vaccine. MCP-1 and PfSPATR are both found in sporozoite and merozoite forms, and have been associated respectively with invasion of hepatocytes and red blood(More)
Detergent-resistant lipid raft membrane-associated Pf12, Pf38 and Pf41 proteins belong to the Cys(6) family, whose members are implicated in Plasmodium falciparum invasion to erythrocytes. We have analyzed the interaction between 20-mer-long synthetic peptides spanning the entire Pf12, Pf38 and Pf41 sequences and erythrocytes. Eight high-activity binding(More)
The membrane-associated histidine-rich protein-1 (MAHRP-1) is a Maurer's cleft-resident molecule that has been recently described as an important protein for the trafficking of PfEMP-1 to infected erythrocyte membrane, a major virulence factor. We have studied the specific interactions between 20-mer-long synthetic peptides spanning the complete MAHRP-1(More)
Severe malaria pathology is directly associated with cytoadherence of infected red blood cells (iRBCs) to healthy RBCs and/or endothelial cells occurring during the intraerythrocytic development of Plasmodium falciparum. We synthesized, as 20-mer long peptides, the members of the ring exported (REX) protein family encoded in chromosome 9, as well as the(More)
Two widely studied parasite protein families are considered attractive targets for developing a fully effective antimalarial vaccine: the erythrocyte binding antigen (EBA) family defining a sialic acid-dependent invasion pathway, and reticulocyte-binding homologue (RH) proteins associated with sialic acid-independent red blood cell (RBC) invasion. In this(More)
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