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gliding locomotion

Polarization of MTIP is a signature of gliding locomotion in Plasmodium ookinetes and sporozoites

January 15, 2020 - 09:07 -- Open Access
Siden-Kiamos I, Goosmann C, Buscaglia CA, Brinkmann V, Matuschewski K, Montagna GN
Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology, Volume 235, January 2020, 111247

Gliding motility and cell invasion are essential for the successful transmission of Plasmodium parasites. These processes rely on an acto-myosin motor located underneath the parasite plasma membrane. The Myosin A-tail interacting protein (MTIP) connects the class XIV myosin A (MyoA) to the gliding-associated proteins and is essential for assembly of the motor at the inner membrane complex.

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