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Malaria Sporozoites Leave Behind Trails of Circumsporozoite Protein During Gliding Motility1

Malaria Sporozoites Leave Behind Trails of Circumsporozoite Protein During Gliding Motility1 As Plasmodium sporozoites undergo gliding motility in vitro, they leave behind trails of circumsporozoite (CS) protein that correspond to their patterns of movement. This light microscopic observation was made using Plasmodium berghei sporozoites, a monoclonal antibody (MAb H4) directed against the immunodominant repetitive epitope of the CS protein of P. berghei, and an immunogold‐silver staining (IGSS) technique. Sporozoites pretreated with agents that inhibit sporozoite motility and invasiveaess did not produce trails. Sporozoites that glided on microscope slides coated with MAb H4 left behind considerably longer CS prolem trails than those on uncoated slides, and the staining of these trails was more intense. The fact that the CS protein is an exoantigen continuously released as trails by motile sporozoites, together with our previous finding that anti‐CS protein antibodies inhibit sporozoite motility, strongly suggests that the CS protein plays a role in gliding motility. The sensitive IGSS technique used in this study may be a useful tool in the study of the translocation of surface proteins during gliding of other apicomplexans, other protists, and bacteria. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology Wiley

Malaria Sporozoites Leave Behind Trails of Circumsporozoite Protein During Gliding Motility1

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Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 1988 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
ISSN
1066-5234
eISSN
1550-7408
DOI
10.1111/j.1550-7408.1988.tb04115.x
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Abstract

As Plasmodium sporozoites undergo gliding motility in vitro, they leave behind trails of circumsporozoite (CS) protein that correspond to their patterns of movement. This light microscopic observation was made using Plasmodium berghei sporozoites, a monoclonal antibody (MAb H4) directed against the immunodominant repetitive epitope of the CS protein of P. berghei, and an immunogold‐silver staining (IGSS) technique. Sporozoites pretreated with agents that inhibit sporozoite motility and invasiveaess did not produce trails. Sporozoites that glided on microscope slides coated with MAb H4 left behind considerably longer CS prolem trails than those on uncoated slides, and the staining of these trails was more intense. The fact that the CS protein is an exoantigen continuously released as trails by motile sporozoites, together with our previous finding that anti‐CS protein antibodies inhibit sporozoite motility, strongly suggests that the CS protein plays a role in gliding motility. The sensitive IGSS technique used in this study may be a useful tool in the study of the translocation of surface proteins during gliding of other apicomplexans, other protists, and bacteria.

Journal

The Journal of Eukaryotic MicrobiologyWiley

Published: Aug 1, 1988

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