January 20, 2012

Interesting new malaria discovery

Filed under: diagnostics,science — Tags: , , — ghtech @ 11:11 pm

In a paper to appear Jan 20 in Cell, researchers from Notre Dame University report on a newly-discovered mechanism for malaria parasites to target red blood cells. The researchers found that malaria host-targeted proteins bind to lipid phosphatidylinositol 3-phosphate, PIP, in the endoplasmic reticulum. According to the press release from Notre Dame, “Their interdisciplinary collaboration reveals a fundamental, novel cellular function…” You can check out the full paper here.

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