Ideal New Anti-Malaria Target Revealed In Parasite Protein Structure

Scientists have cracked the structure of a protein that is vital to the parasite Plasmodium falciparum, the one that causes the most deadly form of malaria. They suggest the protein, a key enzyme in the generation of cell membranes, could be an ideal target for anti-malaria drugs, particularly as the protein is not present in humans.

The study was led by the Department of Biology at Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, and a report on it appears as the “Paper of the Week” in the 6 January issue of The Journal of Biological Chemistry.

via Ideal New Anti-Malaria Target Revealed In Parasite Protein Structure.

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