Family

Duffy-antigen binding (IPR008602)

Short name: Duffy-antigen_binding

Family relationships

None.

Description

This family contains several Plasmodium Duffy binding proteins. Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium knowlesi merozoites invade Homo sapiens erythrocytes that express Duffy blood group surface determinants. The Duffy receptor family is localised in micronemes, an organelle found in all organisms of the phylum Apicomplexa [PMID: 2170017].

GO terms

Biological Process

GO:0009405 pathogenesis

Molecular Function

GO:0004872 receptor activity

Cellular Component

GO:0016021 integral component of membrane

Contributing signatures

Signatures from InterPro member databases are used to construct an entry.
Pfam