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Chloroquine-resistance-conferring mutations in pfcrt give rise to a chloroquine-associated H+ leak from the malaria parasite's digestive vacuole.

Lehane, Adele; Kirk, Kiaran

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Chloroquine resistance in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum is conferred by mutations in the P. falciparum chloroquine resistance transporter (PfCRT). PfCRT localizes to the membrane of the parasite's internal digestive vacuole, an acidic organelle in which chloroquine accumulates to high concentrations and exerts its toxic effect. Mutations in PfCRT are thought to reduce chloroquine accumulation in this organelle. How they do so is the subject of ongoing debate. Recently we have shown...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/49683
Source: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
DOI: 10.1128/AAC.00666-08

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