Mark F. Wiser

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New phosphoproteins appear on the host erythrocyte membrane during Plasmodium berghei and P. chabaudi infection. Distinct proteins having similar properties and all distinguished by isoelectric points of less than 4.0 are identified. Associated with the erythrocyte membranes of P. berghei infected erythrocytes are two proteins with molecular masses of 65(More)
Erythrocytes infected with the malaria parasite Plasmodium chabaudi contain the neo-protein Pc90 in their plasma membrane. We investigate origin, membrane disposition, and intraerythrocytic traffic of this Pc90. Metabolic labeling of P.-infected erythrocytes, combined with cell fractionation as well as Western blot analysis and immunoprecipitation using a(More)
Malarial antigens on the surface of infected erythrocytes have been described by many investigators. However, few of these antigens have been unambiguously demonstrated to be exposed on the surface of erythrocytes. This study demonstrates that mild glutaraldehyde fixation results in the cytoplasmic face of the host membrane becoming accessible to antibody(More)
A miniaturized procedure for the separation of the host erythrocyte membrane from malarial parasites based on saponin lysis and density-gradient centrifugation with Percoll is described. The procedure requires only 20–35 μl packed infected erythrocytes, is simple to perform, needs no sophisticated equipment, and can be completed in <2 h. Analysis of the(More)
A monomeric rat beta-galactoside-binding lectin previously purified from extracts of rat lung has been localized to erythrocytes, and the cDNA encoding it has been isolated from a rat reticulocyte cDNA library. The deduced amino acid sequence of the cDNA predicts a protein with a M(r) of 16,199, with no evidence of a signal peptide. The deduced sequence is(More)
Normal and Plasmodium berghei (NYU-2 strain)-infected murine erythrocytes display substantially different patterns of plasma membrane phosphoproteins phosphorylation. Intact erythrocytes (normal and parasite infected) incubated with 32Pi and isolated washed erythrocyte plasma membranes incubated with gamma-32P-ATP were analyzed for phosphoproteins by SDS(More)
Two acidic phosphoproteins of Plasmodium berghei origin, of 65 and 46 kDa, are associated with the plasma membrane of the host mouse erythrocyte. The 65-kDa protein partitions between a soluble and particulate phase upon host cell lysis, whereas the 46-kDa protein is localized exclusively in the particulate fraction. Both proteins bind to inside-out(More)
Phosphoproteins from Plasmodium berghei, P. chabaudi, and P. falciparum are compared. A major phosphoprotein of 46 kDa is found in all three species. Peptide mapping indicates that this protein is indeed the same in all three cases and is phosphorylated at similar sites in all three species. Monoclonal antibodies were raised against three other P. berghei(More)
  • M F Wiser
  • European journal of cell biology
  • 1986
Monoclonal antibodies recognizing various facets of the malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei and of the infected erythrocyte were obtained after generation of hybridomas between spleen cells from immunized mice and myeloma cells. The monoclonal antibodies were characterized by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, indirect immunofluorescence,(More)
The malarial parasite dramatically affects the structure and function of the erythrocyte membrane by exporting proteins that specifically interact with the host membrane. This report describes the complete sequence and some biochemical properties of a 93-kDa Plasmodium chabaudi chabaudi protein that interacts with the host erythrocyte membrane.(More)