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Antimalarial targets

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This family encompasses antimalarial targets identified and validated in Plasmodium, the genus of protozoan parasite known to cause malaria. The genome of P. falciparum, the species that is responsible for the majority of malaria-related deaths, has been sequenced and analysed contributing to an increased understanding of potential biological targets in the parasite. More than half of the predicted gene products exhibit little homology outside the Plasmodium genus and have not been given functional assignments, while a considerable number are unique to P. falciparum [2]. In recent years, genetic methods have facilitated the identification of new molecular targets in the parasite and it is hoped that novel cross-lifecycle targets will be elucidated to help inform antimalarial drug discovery [1].

Targets

PfATP4 (Plasmodium falciparum ATPase4) Show summary » More detailed page

PfDHFR-TS (Plasmodium falciparum bifunctional dihydrofolate reductase-thymidylate synthase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfDHODH (Plasmodium falciparum dihydroorotate dehydrogenase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfDXR (Plasmodium falciparum 1-deoxy-D-xylulose 5-phosphate reductoisomerase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfeEF2 (Plasmodium falciparum elongation factor 2) Show summary » More detailed page

PfIspD (Plasmodium falciparum 2-C-methyl-D-erythritol 4-phosphate cytidylyltransferase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfNMT (Plasmodium falciparum N-Myristoyltransferase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfPI4K (Plasmodium falciparum phosphatidylinositol 4-kinase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfPKG (Plasmodium falciparum cGMP-dependent protein kinase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfPPPK-DHPS (Plasmodium falciparum hydroxymethyldihydropterin pyrophosphokinase-dihydropteroate synthase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfSHMT (Plasmodium falciparum serine hydroxymethyltransferase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfKRS1 (Plasmodium falciparum lysine--tRNA ligase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfcPheRS (Plasmodium falciparum phenylalanine--tRNA ligase alpha subunit) Show summary » More detailed page

PfPRS (Plasmodium falciparum proline--tRNA ligase) Show summary » More detailed page

PfThrRS (Plasmodium falciparum threonine--tRNA ligase) Show summary » More detailed page

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Database page citation:

Antimalarial targets. Accessed on 21/03/2019. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY, http://www.guidetopharmacology.org/GRAC/FamilyDisplayForward?familyId=970.

Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY citation:

Alexander SPH, Kelly E, Marrion NV, Peters JA, Faccenda E, Harding SD, Pawson AJ, Sharman JL, Southan C, Buneman OP, Cidlowski JA, Christopoulos A, Davenport AP, Fabbro D, Spedding M, Striessnig J, Davies JA; CGTP Collaborators. (2017) The Concise Guide to PHARMACOLOGY 2017/18: Overview. Br J Pharmacol. 174 Suppl 1: S1-S16.