Plasmodium vivax: functional analysis of a highlyconserved PvRBP-1 protein region.

Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo, Elvia María Cantor, Tania Bibiana Lombo, Libia Alexandra Cepeda, Manuel Elkin Patarroyo, Ana María Espinosa, Carlos Alberto Barrero, Fanny Guzmán, María L. Gunturiz, Mauricio Urquiza, Marisol Ocampo Cifuentes

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Plasmodium iax is one of the most prevalent malarial species around the world [1]. Two P. iax reticulocyte binding proteins (PvRBP-1 and PvRBP-2),
expressed at the apical pole of this parasite, are considered to be the binding ligands involved in the specific
selection of this younger red blood cell population [2].
The adhesion of the PvRBP complex, to an unknown
receptor on the target cells, does not depend on the
presence of the red blood cell Duffy glycoprotein, this
being strictly a receptor for the PvDBP protein
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)229 - 234
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular and Biochemical Parasitology
Issue number117
StatePublished - 2001


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