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Open Access | A nuclear targeting system in Plasmodium falciparum

May 17, 2010 - 09:16 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Wittayacom K, Uthaipibull C, Kumpornsin K, Tinikul R, Kochakarn T, Songprakhon P, Chookajorn T
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:126 (14 May 2010)

The Gal4 fusion technique enables specific transport of a protein of choice into the P. falciparum nucleus, and thus provides a tool for labeling nuclei without using DNA-staining dyes. The finding also indicates similarities between the nuclear transport mechanisms of yeast and P. falciparum.

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