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Research Article

Malaria Parasite cGMP-dependent Protein Kinase Regulates Blood Stage Merozoite Secretory Organelle Discharge and Egress

  • Christine R. Collins,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

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  • Fiona Hackett,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

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  • Malcolm Strath,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

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  • Maria Penzo,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

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  • Chrislaine Withers-Martinez,

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

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  • David A. Baker,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Michael J. Blackman mail

    mblackm@nimr.mrc.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Division of Parasitology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: May 09, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1003344

About the Authors

Christine R. Collins, Fiona Hackett, Malcolm Strath, Maria Penzo, Chrislaine Withers-Martinez, Michael J. Blackman
Division of Parasitology, MRC National Institute for Medical Research, Mill Hill, London, United Kingdom
David A. Baker
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: mblackm@nimr.mrc.ac.uk

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CRC DAB MJB. Performed the experiments: CRC FH MS MP CWM. Analyzed the data: CRC FH MJB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CRC FH DAB MS. Wrote the paper: CRC MJB.