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Aspartic Proteinases from Parasites

  • John Kay
  • Lorraine Tyas
  • Michelle J. Humphreys
  • Jeff Hill
  • Ben M. Dunn
  • Colin Berry
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 389)

Abstract

Malaria is endemic throughout much of the tropics, causing in excess of 100 million clinical cases and 1 million child deaths in Africa per year. With increasing resistance of the parasites to currently available anti-malarials, paralleled by the increasing resistance of vector mosquitoes to pesticides, malaria is resurgent and represents the most serious threat to human health in the developing world.

Keywords

Aspartic Proteinase Food Vacuole Human Cathepsin Scissile Peptide Bond Aspartic Proteinase Family 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Kay
    • 1
  • Lorraine Tyas
    • 1
  • Michelle J. Humphreys
    • 1
  • Jeff Hill
    • 1
  • Ben M. Dunn
    • 2
  • Colin Berry
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Molecular and Medical BiosciencesUniversity of WalesCardiffUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, J. Hillis Miller Health CenterUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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