THE NA+/H+ EXCHANGER AND V-TYPE PYROPHOSPHATASES OF THE MALARIA PARASITE
Grant number: 585473 | Funding period: 2011 - 2013
Malaria is an infectious disease caused by a single-celled parasite. The disease kills up to 2 million people each year and the parasite is becoming increasingly resistant to available drugs. This work focuses on the mechanisms by which the parasite controls its internal ion concentrations. These mechanisms may be new drug targets, and they may also play a role in antimalarial drug resistance. For both of these reasons it is important that we understand them.