Journal of
Parasitology and Vector Biology

  • Abbreviation: J. Parasitol. Vector Biol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2510
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPVB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 196

Table of Content: March 2016; 8(3)

March 2016

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...

Author(s): G. N. Ndeta, L. A. Dickson and A. A. Winston