Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Living Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn


  • Heinz Mehlhorn
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).


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