Protein kinases of malaria parasites: an update

Journal Article

Protein kinases (PKs) play crucial roles in the control of proliferation and differentiation in eukaryotic cells. Research on protein phosphorylation has expanded tremendously in the past few years, in part as a consequence of the realization that PKs represent attractive drug targets in a variety of diseases. Activity in Plasmodium PK research has followed this trend, and several reports on various aspects of this subject were delivered at the Molecular Approaches to Malaria 2008 meeting (MAM2008), a sharp increase from the previous meeting. Here, the authors of most of these communications join to propose an integrated update of the development of the rapidly expanding field of Plasmodium kinomics. © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Doerig, C; Billker, O; Haystead, T; Sharma, P; Tobin, AB; Waters, NC

Published Date

  • 2008

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 570 - 577

PubMed ID

  • 18845480

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-4922

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pt.2008.08.007