Journal article

CD36-dependent adhesion and knob expression of the transmission stages of Plasmodium falciparum is stage-specific

KP Day, RE Hayward, D Smith, JG Culvenor

MOLECULAR AND BIOCHEMICAL PARASITOLOGY | ELSEVIER | Published : 1998

Abstract

Plasmodium falciparum trophozoites sequester from the peripheral circulation by adherence to host endothelium. Gametocytes, also sequester during maturation. Analysis of the adhesion phenotype of stage I to V gametocytes of several isolates/clones was assessed by binding of infected cells to C32 melanoma cells (C32MC) and the purified adhesion proteins, leucocyte differentiation antigen (CD36) and intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (ICAM-1). These cells and proteins, have previously been shown to be receptors for adherence of trophozoites. Early gametocytes (stages I-IIA) were found to bind to C32MC as well as the purified receptor CD36 but not to ICAM-1. Early gametocytes bound to C32MC via ..

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