Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4505-1

This term describes a group of specific proteins, which at first had been found below the pellicle of ciliates and dinoflagellates, but now are also characteristic for motile stages of apicomplexans, where at first they had been termed IMC1-proteins, since they had been described within the subpellicular network (SPN, IMC).


Specific Protein Motile Stage 
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Further Reading

  1. Khater EI et al (2004) A malaria membrane skeletal protein is essential for normal morphogenesis, motility and infectivity of sporozoites. J Cell Biol 167:425–432CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  2. Mann T et al (2002) Proteolytic processing of TgIMC1 during maturation of the membrane skeleton of Toxoplasma gondii. J Biol Chem 277:41240–41246CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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