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The pH of the digestive vacuole of Plasmodium falciparum is not associated with chloroquine resistance

Hayward, Rhys; Saliba, Kevin; Kirk, Kiaran


Chloroquine resistance in the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, arises from decreased accumulation of the drug in the 'digestive vacuole' of the parasite, an acidic compartment in which chloroquine exerts its primary toxic effect. It has been proposed that changes in the pH of the digestive vacuole might underlie the decreased accumulation of chloroquine by chloroquine-resistant parasites. In this study we have investigated the digestive vacuole pH of a chloroquine-sensitive and a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Cell Science
DOI: 10.1242/jcs.02795


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