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The metabolic repair enzyme phosphoglycolate phosphatase regulates central carbon metabolism and fosmidomycin sensitivity in Plasmodium falciparum

Laure Dumont, Mark Richardson, Phillip van der Peet, Matthew WA Dixon, Spencer Williams, Malcolm McConville, Leann Tilley, Simon Cobbold

Published : 2018


Abstract The asexual blood stages of the malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum are highly dependent on glycolysis for ATP synthesis, redox balance and provision of essential anabolic precursors. Recent studies have suggested that members of the haloacid dehalogenase (HAD) family of metabolite phosphatases may play an important role in regulating multiple pathways in P. falciparum central carbon metabolism. Here, we show that the P. falciparum HAD protein, phosphoglycolate phosphatase ( Pf PGP), which is homologous to yeast Pho13 and mammalian PGP, regulates glycolysis in asexual blood stages by controlling intracellular levels of several intermediates and novel end-products of this pathway..

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