Targeting Plasmodium plasmepsin V: hitting two birds with one stone

Brancucci, N. M. B. and Heussler, V. T. and Gruring, C.. (2020) Targeting Plasmodium plasmepsin V: hitting two birds with one stone. Trends in parasitology, 36 (2). pp. 85-87.

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A recent report by Jennison et al. reveals an important role for plasmepsin V (PMV), an aspartyl protease, in the development of malaria transmission stages. The authors showed that PMV activity is critical for protein export in these stages and that specific PMV inhibitors block parasite transmission to mosquitoes.
Faculties and Departments:09 Associated Institutions > Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (Swiss TPH) > Department of Epidemiology and Public Health (EPH)
UniBasel Contributors:Brancucci, Nicolas
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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