Integral membrane protein located in the apical complex of Plasmodium falciparum.
MG Peterson, VM Marshall, JA Smythe, PE Crewther, A Lew, A Silva, RF Anders, DJ Kemp
Mol Cell Biol | Published : 1989
We describe the cloning of a novel antigen of Plasmodium falciparum which contains a hydrophobic domain typical of an integral membrane protein. This antigen is designated apical membrane antigen 1 because it appears to be located in the apical complex. Apical membrane antigen 1 appears to be transported to the merozoite surface near the time of schizont rupture.