Evaluation of the enzyme activity of protozoan protein kinases by using an in vitro kinase assay

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Abstract

The life cycles of parasites are more complicated than those of other biological species. Protein kinases (PKs) encoded by parasites are the main triggers of life stage conversions. Phosphorylation by cellular PKs regulates important cellular processes, and the protozoan genome contains many PKs. Some PK inhibitors inhibit specific parasite life cycle event. In this report, I present a practical approach to expressing and purifying protozoan PKs by using a wheat germ cell-free protein synthesis system and I assess the phosphorylation activities of protozoan PKs by using an in vitro kinase assay.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)510-513
Number of pages4
JournalParasitology International
Volume65
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Oct 1
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • In vitro kinase assay
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • Protozoan protein kinases

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Infectious Diseases

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