From the Mosquito to the Malaria Parasite Protein (image) Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS) Share Print E-Mail Caption Mosquitoes (left) inject malaria parasites (top middle) into skin. The parasites move very rapidly (bottom middle left) using a protein that is very similar to the one our cells (lower middle right) use to construct their form and contract: actin (right). Douglas and co-workers found that certain parts of the parasite protein are responsible for the different behavior of the actin in parasites. Credit Heidelberg University Hospital/ HITS/ ZMBH Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.