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Roles of the RON3 C-terminal fragment in erythrocyte invasion and blood-stage parasite proliferation in Plasmodium falciparum. Ito D, Kondo Y, Takashima E, Iriko H, Thongkukiatkul A, Torii M, Otsuki H.Front Cell Infect Microbiol. 2023 Jun 29;13:1197126. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2023.1197126. eCollection 2023.

Cysteine Residues in Region 6 of the Plasmodium yoelii Erythrocyte-Binding-like Ligand That Are Related to Its Localization and the Course of Infection. Otsuki H, Kaneko O, Ito D, Kondo Y, Iriko H, Ishino T, Tachibana M, Tsuboi T, Torii M.Biomolecules. 2023 Mar 2;13(3):458. doi: 10.3390/biom13030458.

PSOP1, putative secreted ookinete protein 1, is localized to the micronemes of Plasmodium yoelii and P. berghei ookinetes. Tachibana M, Iriko H, Baba M, Torii M, Ishino T. Parasitol Int. 84, Oct 2021, 102407.


Observation of morphological changes of female osmiophilic bodies prior to Plasmodium gametocyte egress from erythrocytes. Ishino T, Tachibana M, Baba M, Iriko H, Tsuboi T, Torii M. Mol Biochem Parasitol. 236, March 2020, 111261.


Skeleton binding protein 1 (SBP1) of Plasmodium falciparum accumulates in electron-dense material before passing through the parasitophorous vacuole membrane. Iriko H, Ishino T, Tachibana M, Omoda A, Torii M, Tsuboi T.  Parasitol Int. 75, April 2020, 102003.


Plasmodium RON12 localizes to the rhoptry body in sporozoites. Oda-Yokouchi Y, Tachibana M, Iriko H, Torii M, Ishino T, Tsuboi T. Parasitol Int. 2019 Feb;68(1):17-23.


Antibodies against a Plasmodium falciparum RON12 inhibit merozoite invasion into erythrocytes. Ito D, Takashima E, Yamasaki T, Hatano S, Hasegawa T, Miura K, Morita M, Thongkukiatkul A, Diakite M, Long CA, Sattabongkot J, Udomsangpetch R, Iriko H, Ishino T, Tsuboi T. Parasitol Int. 2019 Feb;68(1):87-91.


Dibothriocephalus nihonkaiensis infection identified by pathological and genetic analyses -a case report and a recent literature review of human diphyllobothriasis.  Tsukamoto Y, Iriko H, Matsuo S, Shimono Y, Miyazaki J, Tanaka H, Komatsu T, Azuma S, Oota H, Yamashita Y, Ohkouchi M, Hashikura Y, Hirota S. Human Pathology: Case Reports. 2019 16. 1 - 5.


Plasmodium falciparum Exported Protein 1 is localized to dense granules in merozoites. Iriko H, Ishino T, Otsuki H, Ito D, Tachibana M, Torii M, Tsuboi T. Parasitol Int. 2018 Oct;67(5):637-639. 

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