Binding and invasion of liver cells by Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites. Essential involvement of the amino terminus of circumsporozoite protein.

@article{Rathore2002BindingAI,
  title={Binding and invasion of liver cells by Plasmodium falciparum sporozoites. Essential involvement of the amino terminus of circumsporozoite protein.},
  author={Dharmendar Rathore and John B. Sacci and Patricia de la Vega and T. F. McCutchan},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={277 9},
  pages={7092-8}
}
Plasmodium sporozoites display circumsporozoite (CS) protein on their surface, which is involved in the attachment of sporozoites to liver cells. CS protein is a member of the thrombospondin type I repeat (TSR) domain family and possess a single copy of TSR domain toward its carboxyl terminus. We show by a direct measurement the correlation between the binding activity of various segments of the CS protein and their ability to inhibit the invasion of liver cells by the sporozoites. We made… CONTINUE READING

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