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  • noun biochemistry Any of a class of aspartic acid protease enzymes produced by the plasmodium parasite.

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  • In two other studies in the same journal, researchers said they found a special protein called plasmepsin V that the malaria parasite uses to get into human red blood cells, and said blocking this protein could lead to better malaria drugs.

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  • In two other studies in the same journal, researchers said they found a special protein called plasmepsin V that the malaria parasite uses to get into human red blood cells, and said blocking this protein could lead to better malaria drugs.

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  • The scientists are now seeing if there are compounds that interact with those receptors, he said (2/3). study, researchers identified how "a protein called plasmepsin V" ensures a parasite's survival, writes the Australian.

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  • In the test tube, parasites in which plasmepsin V had been disabled were unable to secrete the infectious proteins that allow them to commandeer red blood cells.

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  • Goldberg had studied plasmepsin V previously and knew it was a malarial protease, or an enzyme that cuts other proteins.

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  • When another lab showed that proteins important to the infectious process were being clipped in a part of the parasite where Goldberg knew plasmepsin V was active, he and his colleagues wondered whether it was doing the clipping.

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  • The significant differences between the malarial protein and its closest human relative may mean scientists will be able use drugs to disable plasmepsin V with little worry of adverse side effects on human biology, according to Goldberg.

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  • The closest equivalent to plasmepsin V in humans is a protein called beta secretase, but it's only distantly related.

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  • Goldberg and his colleagues are continuing to explore how plasmepsin V works.

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  • The proteins secreted by the malaria parasite have a common segment or tag that plasmepsin V recognizes and acts on, clipping off part of the protein.

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