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Characterization of the apicoplast-localized enzyme TgUroD in Toxoplasma gondii reveals a key role of the apicoplast in heme biosynthesis

Tjhin, Edwin; Hayward, Jenni; McFadden, Geoffrey I.; van Dooren, Giel


Apicomplexan parasites such as Toxoplasma gondii possess an unusual heme biosynthesis pathway whose enzymes localize to the mitochondrion, cytosol, or apicoplast, a nonphotosynthetic plastid present in most apicomplexans. To characterize the involvement of the apicoplast in the T. gondii heme biosynthesis pathway, we investigated the role of the apicoplastlocalized enzyme uroporphyrinogen III decarboxylase (TgUroD). We found that TgUroD knockdown impaired parasite proliferation, decreased free...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019-12-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Biological Chemistry
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.RA119.011605
Access Rights: Open Access


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