A new blood stage antigen of Plasmodium falciparum highly homologous to the serine-stretch protein SERP.

@article{Knapp1991ANB,
  title={A new blood stage antigen of Plasmodium falciparum highly homologous to the serine-stretch protein SERP.},
  author={Bernhard Knapp and U Nau and Erika Hundt and Hans A. K{\"u}pper},
  journal={Molecular and biochemical parasitology},
  year={1991},
  volume={44 1},
  pages={1-13}
}
We have isolated the gene coding for a new protein (SERP H), highly homologous to the 113-kDa serine-stretch protein SERP which confers protective immunity to monkeys. The gene consists of four exons interrupted by three short introns located at positions corresponding to those of the SERP gene. Both genes were shown to be linked on chromosome 2 of Plasmodium falciparum suggesting that both originate from a common ancestral gene. Both genes are transcribed in the blood-stage form as 3.8-kb… CONTINUE READING