The movement of fluorescent endocytic tracers in Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes.


The fluorescent lipophilic probe 1,1'-dihexadecyl-3-3'-3-3'- tetramethylindocarbocyanine (diIC16) inserted in the red cell surface, functioned as a non-exchangeable lipid marker which was not metabolised or toxic in plasmodial cultures. Invasion by Plasmodium falciparum resulted in the internalisation of the lipid, suggesting the uptake of red cell membrane… (More)


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