Merozoite surface antigen-I of plasmodium.


The merozoite is the invasive form of the asexual stage of Plasmodium species. At least two polymorphic glycoproteins have been found on its surface in the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The best-characterized of these is known as merozoite surface antigen-1 (MSA1) (185-200 kDa) (Ref. 1). Similar molecules are found in other malaria species… (More)