thrombospondin-related anonymous protein

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A protein invasin of Plasmodium falciparum that is essential for sporozoite motility and for liver cell invasion. TRAP is a type 1 membrane protein that possesses multiple adhesive domains in its extracellular region and interacts, through aldolase, with parasite microfilament-based motor system. Related proteins are found in other apicomplexan parasites such as Toxoplasma gondii.

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