Repeat

Glycophorin-binding protein (IPR003681)

Short name: Glycophorin-bd

Description

The glycophorin-binding protein contains a tandem repeat. The repeated sequence determines the binding domain for an erythrocyte receptor binding protein of Plasmodium falciparum, the malarial parasite [PMID: 7891744]. Erythrocyte invasion by the malarial merozoite is a receptor-mediated process, an obligatory step in the development of the parasite. The P. falciparum protein binds to the erythrocyte receptor glycophorin.

Contributing signatures

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