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Research Article

Semaphorin-7A Is an Erythrocyte Receptor for P. falciparum Merozoite-Specific TRAP Homolog, MTRAP

  • S. Josefin Bartholdson,

    Affiliations: Cell Surface Signalling Laboratory, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Leyla Y. Bustamante,

    Affiliation: Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Cecile Crosnier,

    Affiliations: Cell Surface Signalling Laboratory, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Steven Johnson,

    Affiliation: Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Susan Lea,

    Affiliation: Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Julian C. Rayner,

    Affiliation: Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Gavin J. Wright mail

    gw2@sanger.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Cell Surface Signalling Laboratory, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: November 15, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003031

About the Authors

S. Josefin Bartholdson, Cecile Crosnier, Gavin J. Wright
Cell Surface Signalling Laboratory, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
S. Josefin Bartholdson, Leyla Y. Bustamante, Cecile Crosnier, Julian C. Rayner, Gavin J. Wright
Malaria Programme, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Steven Johnson, Susan Lea
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: gw2@sanger.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: SJB LYB CC SL JCR GJW. Performed the experiments: SJB LYB CC SJ. Analyzed the data: SJB LYB CC SJ JCR GJW. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SJB LYB CC SJ. Wrote the paper: SJB GJW.