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Microbiology

2007

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

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Mutations In Transmembrane Domains 1, 4 And 9 Of The Plasmodium Falciparum Chloroquine Resistance Transporter Alter Susceptibility To Chloroquine, Quinine And Quinidine, Roland A. Cooper, Kristan D. Lane, Bingbing Deng, Jianbing Mu, Jigar J. Patel, Thomas E. Wellems, Xinzhuan Su, Michael T. Ferdig Jan 2007

Mutations In Transmembrane Domains 1, 4 And 9 Of The Plasmodium Falciparum Chloroquine Resistance Transporter Alter Susceptibility To Chloroquine, Quinine And Quinidine, Roland A. Cooper, Kristan D. Lane, Bingbing Deng, Jianbing Mu, Jigar J. Patel, Thomas E. Wellems, Xinzhuan Su, Michael T. Ferdig

Biological Sciences Faculty Publications

Mutations in the Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine (CQ) resistance transporter (PfCRT) can result in verapamil-reversible CQ resistance and altered susceptibility to other antimalarials. PfCRT contains 10 membrane-spanning domains and is found in the digestive vacuole (DV) membrane of intraerythrocytic parasites. The mechanism by which PfCRT mediates CQ resistance is unclear although it is associated with decreased accumulation of drug within the DV. On the permissive background of the P. falciparum 106/1(K76) parasite line, we used single-step drug selection to generate isogenic clones containing unique pfcrt point mutations that resulted in amino acid changes in PfCRT transmembrane domains 1 (C72R ...