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Structural biology of plasmodial proteins

Gayathri, P and Balaram, Hemalatha and Murthy, MRN (2007) Structural biology of plasmodial proteins. In: Current Opinion in Structural Biology, 17 (6). pp. 744-754.

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Malaria is a global disease infecting several million individuals annually. Malarial infection is particularly severe in the poorest parts of the world and is a major drain on their limited resources. Development of drug resistance and absence of a preventive vaccine have led to an immediate necessity for identifying new drug targets to combat malaria. Understanding the intricacies of parasite biology is essential to design novel intervention strategies that can prevent the growth of the parasite. The structural biology approach towards this goal involves the identification of key differences in the structures of the human and parasite enzymes and the determination of unique protein structures essential for parasite survival. This review covers the work on structural biology of plasmodial proteins carried out during the period of January 2006 to June 2007.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Current Opinion in Structural Biology
Publisher: Elsevier
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Elsevier.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 08 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:48
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/15507

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