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Protein-export pathway illuminated

Nature volume 511, pages 541542 (31 July 2014) | Download Citation

Two studies provide evidence that the protein complex PTEX is needed for export of malaria-parasite proteins into the cytoplasm of infected cells, and that such export is essential for parasite survival. See Letters p.587 & p.592

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  1. Sanjay A. Desai and Louis H. Miller are in the Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland 20852, USA.

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