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Plasmodium falciparum tryptophan--tRNA ligase

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Target id: 3166

Nomenclature: Plasmodium falciparum tryptophan--tRNA ligase

Abbreviated Name: PfaWRS

Family: Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases

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Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 - 559 aTrpRS tryptophan--tRNA ligase
Gene and Protein Information Comments
The Plasmodium genome encodes two forms of tryptophan--tRNA ligase, one found in the cytoplasm (PfcWRS, encoded by PF3D7_1336900) and one in the apicoplast (PfaWRS, described here).
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PfaTrpRS | TrpRSapi | PFL2485c | Plasmodium falciparum tryptophanyl-tRNA synthetase
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Ligand Sp. Assay description Type Action Value Parameter Reference
indolmycin Small molecule or natural product Ligand has a PDB structure Guide to Malaria Pharmacology Ligand Pf3D7 - - 5.8 pIC50 1
pIC50 5.8 (IC50 1.7x10-6 M) SYBR Green susceptibility assay determined 96 hrs after drug treatment [1]
Lifecycle stages: Plasmodium asexual blood stage (erythrocytic merozoite, trophozoite, erythrocytic schizont)


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1. Pasaje CF, Cheung V, Kennedy K, Lim EE, Baell JB, Griffin MD, Ralph SA. (2016) Selective inhibition of apicoplast tryptophanyl-tRNA synthetase causes delayed death in Plasmodium falciparum. Sci Rep, 6: 27531. [PMID:27277538]

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Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases: Plasmodium falciparum tryptophan--tRNA ligase. Last modified on 11/12/2021. Accessed on 21/01/2022. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,