The twists and turns of Maurer's cleft trafficking in P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes.

@article{Tilley2008TheTA,
  title={The twists and turns of Maurer's cleft trafficking in P. falciparum-infected erythrocytes.},
  author={Leann Tilley and Rachid Sougrat and Trevor Lithgow and Eric Hanssen},
  journal={Traffic},
  year={2008},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={187-97}
}
The malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, invades the red blood cells (RBCs) of its human host and initiates a series of morphological rearrangements within the host cell cytoplasm. The mature RBC has no endogenous trafficking machinery; therefore, the parasite generates novel structures to mediate protein transport. These include compartments called the Maurer's clefts (MC), which play an important role in the trafficking of parasite proteins to the surface of the host cell. Recent electron… CONTINUE READING

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