Journal article

Tv-RIO1-an atypical protein kinase from the parasitic nematode Trichostrongylus vitrinus

Min Hu, Nicole LaRonde-LeBlanc, Paul W Sternberg, Robin B Gasser

PARASITES & VECTORS | BMC | Published : 2008

Abstract

UNLABELLED: BACKGROUND: Protein kinases are key enzymes that regulate a wide range of cellular processes, including cell-cycle progression, transcription, DNA replication and metabolic functions. These enzymes catalyse the transfer of phosphates to serine, threonine and tyrosine residues, thus playing functional roles in reversible protein phosphorylation. There are two main groups, namely eukaryotic protein kinases (ePKs) and atypical protein kinases (aPKs); RIO kinases belong to the latter group. While there is some information about RIO kinases and their roles in animals, nothing is known about them in parasites. This is the first study to characterise a RIO1 kinase from any parasite. RE..

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