Plasmodium yoelii S4/CelTOS is important for sporozoite gliding motility and cell traversal.

Gliding motility and cell traversal by the Plasmodium ookinete and sporozoite invasive stages allow penetration of cellular barriers to establish infection of the mosquito vector and mammalian host, respectively. Motility and traversal are not observed in red cell infectious merozoites, and we have previously classified genes that are expressed in… CONTINUE READING