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Assay Name:  Inhibitors of Plasmodium falciparum M17- Family Leucine Aminopeptidase (M17LAP)
Description:  Southern Research Molecular Libraries Screening Center (SRMLSC) Southern Research Institute (Birmingham, Alabama) NIH Molecular Libraries Screening Centers Network (MLSCN) Assay Provider: Dr. Donald Gardiner, Queensland Institute of Medical Research Award: 1-R03-MH082342-01A1 The intraerythrocytic stages of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum employs two cytosolic neutral aminopeptidases, an M1-family alanyl aminopeptidase (M1AAP) and an M17-family leucine aminopeptidase (M17LAP), in the terminal stages of host hemoglobin digestion. Their action results in the release of free amino acids that are used for the anabolism of parasite proteins and, hence, are critical to the development of the parasite in red blood cells. Inhibitors of the two exopeptidases prevent the growth of P. falciparum parasites in vitro, and protect mice from infection with rodent malaria P. chabaudi, providing strong evidence that these enzymes are targets which can be used to develop new anti-ma
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