The Absalon Lab

- Louis Pasteur -

“Science knows no country, because knowledge belongs to humanity, and is the torch which illuminates the world.”


Absalon S, Blomqvist K, Rudlaff R, DeLano TJ, Pollastri MP, Dvorin JD. Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase 5 Is Required for Release of Egress-Specific Organelles in Plasmodium falciparum. MBio Feb 27;9(1)  PDF




Robbins JA, Absalon S, Streva VA, Dvorin JD. The malaria parasite cyclin H homolog PfCyc1 is required for efficient cytokinesis in blood-stage Plasmodium falciparum. MBio Jun 13;8(3) PDF

Leading Edge. Postdocs, What Would You Tell Your Younger Self? Cell 168 PDF

Sanz S, López-Gutiérrez B, Bandini G, Damerow S, Absalon S, Dinglasan R, Samuelson J and Izquierdo L. The disruption of GDP-fucose de novo biosynthesis suggests the presence of a novel fucose-containing glycoconjugate in Plasmodium asexual blood stages. Sci Rep PDF


Absalon S#, Kochanek DM#, Raghavan V, Krichevsky AM. MiR-26b, upregulated in Alzheimer's disease, activates cell cycle entry, tau-phosphorylation, and apoptosis in postmitotic neurons. The Journal of Neurosciences 33(37), 14645-14659. (#Equal contribution) PDF

Absalon S, Blisnick T, Bonhivers M, Kohl L, Cayet N, Toutirais G, Buisson J, Robinson D, Bastin P. Flagellum elongation is required for correct structure, orientation and function of the flagellar pocket in Trypanosoma brucei. Journal of Cell Science 121(22), 3704-3716. PDF


Absalon S, Blisnick T, Kohl L, Toutirais G, Doré G, Julkowska D, Tavenet A, Bastin P. Intraflagellar transport and functional analysis of genes required for flagellum formation in trypanosomes. Molecular Biology of the Cell 19 (3), 929-944 PDF

Durand-Dubief M, Absalon S, Menzer L, Ngwabyt S, Ersfeld K, Bastin P. The Argonaute protein TbAGO1 contributes to large and mini-chromosome segregation and is required for control of RIME retroposons and RHS pseudogene-associated transcripts. Molecular and Biochemical Parasitology 156 (2), 144-153.

Absalon S#, Kohl L#, Branche C, Blisnick T, Toutirais G, Rusconi F, Cosson J, Bonhivers M, Robinson D, Bastin P. Basal body positioning is controlled by flagellum formation in Trypanosoma brucei. PLos One 2 (5), e437. (#Equal contribution) PDF


Blomqvist K, Helmel M, Wang CAbsalon SLabunska TRudlaff RMAdapa SJiang RSteen HDvorin JDInfluence of Plasmodium falciparum Calcium-Dependent Protein Kinase 5 (PfCDPK5) on the Late Schizont Stage Phosphoproteome. mSphere. 2020 Jan 8;5(1).   PDF


Absalon S, Robbins JA and Dvorin JD. An essential malaria protein defines the architecture of blood-stage and transmission-stage parasites. Nature Communications 7:11449 PDF


Blisnick T, Buisson J, Absalon S, Marie A, Cayet N, Bastin P. The intraflagellar transport dynein complex of trypanosomes is made of a heterodimer of dynein heavy chains and of light and intermediate chains of distinct functions. Molecular Biology of the Cell 25(17) PDF

Nixon CE, Dvorin JD, DiPetrillo CG, Pond-Tor S, Wu HW, Jolly G, Pischel L, Lu A, Michelow IC, Cheng L, Conteh S, McDonald EA, Absalon S, Holte SE, Friedman JF, Fried M, Duffy PE, Kurtis JD. Antibodies to PfSEA-1 block parasite egress from RBCs and protect against malaria infection. Science 344(6186):871-7. PDF