Integral membrane protein located in the apical complex of Plasmodium falciparum. Academic Article uri icon


  • We describe the cloning of a novel antigen of Plasmodium falciparum which contains a hydrophobic domain typical of an integral membrane protein. This antigen is designated apical membrane antigen 1 because it appears to be located in the apical complex. Apical membrane antigen 1 appears to be transported to the merozoite surface near the time of schizont rupture.


  • Peterson, MG
  • Marshall, VM
  • Smythe, JA
  • Crewther, PE
  • Lew, A
  • Silva, A
  • Anders, RF
  • Kemp, DJ

publication date

  • July 1989