After establishing that basal and starvation-induced autophagy supports invasion and development of the parasite, by studying in detail the modulation of two autophagy-related proteins ATG8 and ATG5, we have investigated the functions of other autophagy proteins too, PfATG18 and the putative PfATG1.
•PfATG18 is involved in non-canonical as well as canonical functions; which are
•Vacuole fission and fusion
Schematic diagram of various roles of PfATG18
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