Author(s): Egan TJ, Combrinck JM, Egan J, Hearne GR, Marques HM,
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Abstract Chemical analysis has shown that Plasmodium falciparum trophozoites contain 61+/-2\% of the iron within parasitized erythrocytes, of which 92+/-6\% is located within the food vacuole. Of this, 88+/-9\% is in the form of haemozoin. (57)Fe-Mössbauer spectroscopy shows that haemozoin is the only detectable iron species in trophozoites. Electron spectroscopic imaging confirms this conclusion.
This article was published in Biochem J
and referenced in Malaria Control & Elimination