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A new malaria gene regulator

Homeodomain protein 1 (HDP1), a DNA-binding protein unrelated to AP2 transcription factors, has been identified as a regulator of gametocyte maturation in Plasmodium falciparum.

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Fig. 1: HDP1 is required for gametocyte maturation after stage I.

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Williamson, K.C. A new malaria gene regulator. Nat Microbiol 7, 191–192 (2022). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41564-021-01052-1

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