Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Apical Membrane Antigen

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4431-1

This term describes a well-preserved protein of Plasmodium merozoites, which is involved in the process of the invasion (= formation of a parasitophorous vacuole) of an erythrocyte. This substance is claimed to be an important target for vaccine development.

Keywords

Apical Membrane Important Target Vaccine Development Parasitophorous Vacuole Apical Membrane Antigen 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany