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2-Cys peroxiredoxin of Plasmodium falciparum is involved in resistance to heat stress of the parasite.
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PMID:  23201565     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
In the cytoplasm of Plasmodium falciparum, two peroxiredoxins: PfTPx-1 and Pf1-Cys-Prx, are expressed at different time-points of the parasite cell cycle during the intraerythrocytic stage. In the present study, to gain insight into the functions of Prxs in the cytoplasm of P. falciparum, we investigated the heat stress sensitivity of the previously established PfTPx-1 KO line and found that PfTPx-1 disruption renders the parasite hypersensitive to heat stress. In addition, we established Pf1-Cys-Prx knockout (KO) parasite lines. The phenotypes of Pf1-Cys-Prx KO lines were different to the PfTPx-1 KO line and did not show hypersensitivity to reactive oxygen species, reactive nitrogen species, chloroquine or heat stress. These results suggest that the function of Pf1-Cys-Prx in the parasite cytoplasm is independent from that of PfTPx-1. The hyperthermal protective function of the PfTPx-1 is obviously important for the parasite physiology in the human patient body, in which it must survive repeated incidences of fever.
Risa Kimura; Kanako Komaki-Yasuda; Shin-Ichiro Kawazu; Shigeyuki Kano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasitology international     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-0329     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasitol. Int.     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-3     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9708549     Medline TA:  Parasitol Int     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012. Published by Elsevier Ireland Ltd.
Research Institute, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, 1-21-1 Toyama, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8655, Japan; Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences, University of Tsukuba, 1-1-1 Tennodai, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8577, Japan. Electronic address:
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