UniProtKB accession: P46925
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UniProtKB description: During the asexual blood stage, participates in initial cleavage of native host hemoglobin (Hb) resulting in Hb denaturation (PubMed:8844673, PubMed:11782538, PubMed:15574427). May cleave preferentially denatured hemoglobin that has been cleaved by PMI (PubMed:8844673). Digestion of host Hb is an essential step which provides the parasite with amino acids for protein synthesis, and regulates osmolarity (Probable).