The malaria parasite’s Achilles’ heel: Functionallyrelevant invasion structures

Manuel E. Patarroyo, Martha P. Alba, Cesar Reyes, Rocio Rojas-Luna, Manuel A. Patarroyo

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Resumen

Malaria parasites have their Achilles’ heel; they are vulnerable in small parts of their relevant molecules where they can be wounded and killed. These are sporozoite and merozoite protein conserved high activity binding peptides (cHABPs), playing a critical role in binding to and invasion of host cells (hepatocytes and erythrocytes, respectively). cHABPs can be modified by specific amino acid replacement, according to previously published physicochemical rules, to produce analogues (mHABPs) having left-handed polyproline II (PPIIL)-like structures which can modulate an immune response due to fitting perfectly into the HLA-DRβ1* peptide binding region (PBR) and having an appropriate presentation to the T-cell receptor (TCR).

Idioma originalInglés estadounidense
Páginas (desde-hasta)11-20
Número de páginas10
PublicaciónCurrent Issues in Molecular Biology
Volumen18
N.º1
DOI
EstadoPublicada - jul. 24 2016

Áreas temáticas de ASJC Scopus

  • Microbiología
  • Biología molecular
  • Microbiología (médica)

Palabras claves de autor

  • Concepto
  • Malaria Parasite's Achilles' Heel
  • Invasion
  • Structures

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