Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Molecular Parasitology

New paper in Nature Communications

Systematic experimental genetics analysis of Plasmodium orphan transport proteins. 35 candidate transporters were characterized by targeted gene deletion and phenotyping during the complete malaria parasite life cycle. This study revealed vital roles for aminophospholipid transport during blood infection, for heavy metal transport in gamete fertility, and for a major facilitator in liver stage maturation.

Functional profiles of orphan membrane transporters in the life cycle of the malaria parasite.

Kenthirapalan, S., Waters, A.P., Matuschewski, K., and Kooij, T.W.A.

Nat. Commun. (2016) 7:10519.