Export of PfEMP1, the major virulence protein of P. falciparum, to the parasite-infected erythrocyte surface [ 2011 - 2013 ]

Also known as: Export of the major virulence protein in malaria

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Researchers: Prof Alan Cowman (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Melanie Rug

Brief description The malaria parasite infects red blood cells in the human host and initiates major remodelling. This involves export of a major virulence protein to the surface of the red blood cell. This research seeks to understand how the parasite exports this protein, a key determinant of disease.

Funding Amount $AUD 588,531.99

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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