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Plasmodium Falciparum LDH Protein

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This product is a recombinant LDH protein expressed and purified from E. coli with greater than 95% purity and can be used for developing ELISA and rapid test assays.

SDS-PAGE: Protein was analysed in 12.5% SDS-PAGE with Coomassie blue staining.


Plasmodium falciparum LDH Protein is a recombinant Plasmodium falciparum LDH protein expressed and purified from E. coli. Plasmodium falciparum specific lactate dehydrogenase enzyme is an essential Plasmodium protein, expressed during the intra-erythrocytic stages of the parasitic life cycle. As such, it is used as a serological diagnostic marker for the detection of P. falciparum malaria.



  • Pan Plasmodium aldolase antigen, composed of the full length of the amino acid sequence of the P. falciparum aldolase (NCBI Accession Number: DQ198262.1) which was expressed and purified from E. coli.
  • Expressed in E. coli and purified by affinity chromatography. Migrates at ~66 kDa on SDS-PAGE and pI is 6.82.
  • Presented in 10 mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.5, 10 mM NaCl.
  • Can be used for immunoassay development.



The LDH enzyme catalyzes the interconversion of pyruvate to lactate in the final step of glycolysis, which is required for energy production in living Plasmodium cells. Ferriprotoporphyrin IX (also known as hematin) is one of the products of hemoglobin degradation by malarial parasites and intoxicates the parasite by competing with NADH for the active site of LDH. Parasite survival therefore depends on the polymerization of hematin to hemozoin, which remains active in the food vacuole of the parasite and leads to parasite death (Penna-Coutinho et al., 2011).

Plasmodium LDH is a potential diagnostic target, because of its indispensable role in endoerythrocytic stage of Plasmodia parasites (Keluksar et al., 2014) and the ldh gene shows a high degree of genetic conservation (Shin et al., 2013). As Plasmodia are also dependent on LDH for glycolytic energy production, it is also a candidate for anti-malarial therapeutics.

Plasmodium falciparum is a unicellular protozoan parasite of humans, and causes the most dangerous form of malaria, with the highest rate of complications and mortality in humans. It is transmitted through the bite of female Anopheles mosquitos and is responsible for ~50% of all malaria cases worldwide. As a result, P. falciparum is regarded as the deadliest parasite in humans, causing 435,000 deaths in 2017 alone (WHO).



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