A ubiquitous Plasmodium protein displays a unique surface labeling pattern in sporozoites.

@article{Lacrue2006AUP,
  title={A ubiquitous Plasmodium protein displays a unique surface labeling pattern in sporozoites.},
  author={Alexis N Lacrue and Mayandi Sivaguru and Marika F. Walter and David A. Fidock and Anthony A. James and Brenda T. Beerntsen},
  journal={Molecular and biochemical parasitology},
  year={2006},
  volume={148 2},
  pages={199-209}
}
The Plasmodium sporozoite is infective for mosquito salivary glands and vertebrate host tissues. Although it is a key developmental stage of the malaria parasite, relatively few sporozoite surface or secreted proteins have been identified and characterized. Herein, we describe the molecular and cellular characterization of a novel surface molecule that is preferentially-expressed in salivary gland sporozoites as compared to oocyst and hemolymph sporozoites. This molecule, designated the… CONTINUE READING