PfWLP1 is expressed in the asexual blood stages of Plasmodium falciparum.
a Expression of PfWLP1 in the asexual blood stages. PfWLP1 was immunolabelled with anti-PfWLP1-rp2 antisera (green); the asexual blood stages were visualized with antisera against PfEXP1, PfAMA1 and PfMSP1 (red). The parasite nuclei were highlighted by Hoechst nuclear stain (blue). ImSchizont, immature schizont; mSchizont, mature schizont. b Localization of PfWLP1 underneath the apical pole of merozoites. Image enlargements (right) of mature schizonts (left), labelled with antibodies against PfWLP1 (green) and PfMSP1 or PfAMA1 (red) and stained with Hoechst (blue). AP apical pole, N nucleus, MPM merozoite plasma membrane. Bar 5 µm. Data are representative of five independent experiments each