Number of Zinc atoms per infected human erythrocyte containing a schizont-stage parasite

Value 4.2e+7 atoms/cell Range: Table - link atoms/cell
Organism Plasmodium falciparum
Reference Marvin RG et al., Fluxes in "free" and total zinc are essential for progression of intraerythrocytic stages of Plasmodium falciparum. Chem Biol. 2012 Jun 22 19(6):731-41. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2012.04.013. p.732 right column top paragraph and supplementary table S1PubMed ID22726687
Method "[Researchers] apply submicron resolution X-ray fluorescence microprobe (XFM) microscopy, inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), and zinc-specific fluorescent probes in order to interrogate, in a quantitative manner, the role of fluxes in essential metal ion concentrations within a single infected cell."
Entered by Uri M
ID 108836