Nicole Kilian

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The hemoglobins S and C protect carriers from severe Plasmodium falciparum malaria. Here, we found that these hemoglobinopathies affected the trafficking system that directs parasite-encoded proteins to the surface of infected erythrocytes. Cryoelectron tomography revealed that the parasite generated a host-derived actin cytoskeleton within the cytoplasm of(More)
The human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum exports a large number of proteins into its host erythrocyte to install functions necessary for parasite survival. Important structural components of the export machinery are membrane profiles of parasite origin, termed Maurer's clefts. These profiles span much of the distance between the parasite and the(More)
Malaria is a potentially deadly disease. However, not every infected person develops severe symptoms. Some people are protected by naturally occurring mechanisms that frequently involve inheritable modifications in their hemoglobin. The best studied protective hemoglobins are the sickle cell hemoglobin (HbS) and hemoglobin C (HbC) which both result from a(More)
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