Plasmodium falciparum: two antigens of similar size are located in different compartments of the rhoptry.


Two previously described antigens, AMA-1 and QF3, which are located in the rhoptries of Plasmodium falciparum merozoites have polypeptides of similar relative molecular masses. On immunoblots, antibodies to both antigens recognized polypeptides of relative molecular mass 80,000 and 62,000 in all isolates tested. Two-dimensional electrophoresis showed that… (More)