Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Surface Proteome of Malaria Parasites

BOOM!  Mapping of the surface of malaria proteins?  I'd be more excited if I wasn't thinking "about time"!  No, really, these things kill millions of people per year and we've only scratched the surface of their proteomes.  This paper reveals nearly 2,000 proteins.  I don't care what instrument they used, or how efficient their sporozoite purification was, I want access to this data (pretty please?!?)  As rapidly as these thing mutates, I'm sure that the 2,000 they identified is just the tip of the iceberg regarding what is really there that we can't yet translate.
BTW, I'm talking about this month's MCP highlight paper from Lindner et al., from my good friends at Seattle Biomed.

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