Michael E. Rome

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Toxoplasma gondii, which causes toxoplasmic encephalitis and birth defects, contains an essential chloroplast-related organelle to which proteins are trafficked via the secretory system. This organelle, the apicoplast, is bounded by multiple membranes. In this report we identify a novel apicoplast-associated thioredoxin family protein, ATrx1, which is(More)
Toxoplasma gondii is an obligate intracellular parasite that resides in the cytoplasm of its host in a unique membrane-bound vacuole known as the parasitophorous vacuole (PV). The membrane surrounding the parasite is remodeled by the dense granules, secretory organelles that release an array of proteins into the vacuole and to the PV membrane (PVM). Only a(More)
Vault nanoparticles represent promising vehicles for drug and probe delivery. Innately found within human cells, vaults are stable, biocompatible nanocapsules possessing an internal volume that can encapsulate hundreds to thousands of molecules. They can also be targeted. Unlike most nanoparticles, vaults are nonimmunogenic and monodispersed and can be(More)
Photoreceptor terminals contain post-synaptic density (PSD) proteins e.g., PSD-95/PSD-93, but their role at photoreceptor synapses is not known. PSDs are generally restricted to post-synaptic boutons in central neurons and form scaffolding with multiple proteins that have structural and functional roles in neuronal signaling. The Shank family of proteins(More)
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