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Protein-export pathway illuminated

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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Figure 1: Transport of parasite proteins into the host red blood cell.

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Desai, S., Miller, L. Protein-export pathway illuminated. Nature 511, 541–542 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature13646

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