Characterization of the MSP-1 protein in field samples of Plasmodium falciparum and its homology to the Plasmodium vivax MSP-1 protein
Merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) is one of the several proteins on the surface of the asexual merozoite of malaria parasites. It undergoes a two stage proteolytic cleavage to form a C-terminal 19-kDa fragment or PfMSP119 that is used for red blood cell invasion. A homologue of PfMSP-119 of Plasmodium falciparum called PvMSP-119 has been identified in Plasmodium vivax. Recently, attention has been focused on this...