Transport of ions in erythrocytes infected by plasmodia.


Throughout its erythrocytic cycle the plasmodial parasite modifies the plasma membrane of its host cell. Some changes derive from parasite metabolism. Intraerythrocytic forms use glucose at more than 10-fold normal red cell rates. The H+ accompanying the lactate end-product is exported into the host cell cytoplasm by an electrogenic proton pump in the… (More)