20-year-old mystery of malaria vaccine target solved The results could help improve the development of an effective malaria vaccine

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180409161318.htm

Summary:The human piece of a malaria infection puzzle has been revealed for the first time, solving a long-standing mystery. A protein displayed on the surface of malaria parasites called 'TRAP' is a high-priority vaccine target, but how it interacts with human host cells has remained a puzzle. Scientists have discovered a receptor protein on the surface of human cells that the TRAP protein interacts with as it navigates through the body.

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