Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

CDPKs

Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4564-1

Calcium dependent protein kinases are probably involved in the regulation of invasion and egress from host cells in protozoan parasites. While CDPKs are absent in vertebrates, they might be probable targets for pharmaceutical intervention. Such kinases are well characterized in Toxoplasma gondii (TgCDPK1) and Plasmodium falciparum (PfCDPK1).

Keywords

Protein Kinase Host Cell Plasmodium Falciparum Protozoan Parasite Dependent Protein 
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Further Reading

  1. Etzold M et al (2014) CDPKs of Cryptosporidium parvum stage-specific expression in vitro. Parasitol Res 113:2525–2533CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany