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Malaria parasite tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase secretion triggers pro-inflammatory responses

Bhatt, Tarun; Khan, Sameena; Dwivedi, Ved; Banday, Mudassir; Sharma, Arvind; Chandele, Anmol; Camacho, Noelia; de Pouplana, Lluis Ribas; Wu, Yang; Craig, Alister G; Mikkonen, Antti; Maier, Alex; Yogavel, Manickam; Sharma, Amit


Malaria infection triggers pro-inflammatory responses in humans that are detrimental to host health. Parasite-induced enhancement in cytokine levels correlate with malaria-associated pathologies. Here we show that parasite tyrosyl-tRNA synthetase (PfTyrRS), a housekeeping protein translation enzyme, induces pro-inflammatory responses from host immune cells. PfTyrRS exits from the parasite cytoplasm into the infected red blood cell (iRBC) cytoplasm, from where it is released into the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1522
Access Rights: Open Access


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