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Histidine rich protein II

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A pH sensitive actin and phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate binding protein from Plasmodium falciparum (Benedetti et al, 2003). Hrp II binds F-actin at pH 6.0 but not at pH 7.5, in a manner reminiscent of ADF/Cofilin as at pH 7.5 Hrp II binds G-actin and prevents its sedimentation. Hrp II is like hisactophilin and has 28% homology but this is due to the fact that both proteins contain so much histidine. 
References:-

Benedetti, C. E., Kobarg, J., Pertinhez, T. A., Gatti, R. M., de Souza, O. N., Spisni, A. & Meneghini, R. (2003) Plasmodium falciparum histidine-rich protein II binds to actin, phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate and erythrocyte ghosts in a pH-dependent manner undergoes coil-tphelix transitions in anionic micelles., Mol. Biochem.Parasitol. 128, 157-166.

 
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