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Plasmodium falciparum isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase

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Target id: 3168

Nomenclature: Plasmodium falciparum isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase

Abbreviated Name: PfaIRS

Family: Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases

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Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 - 1696 api-IRS isoleucine--tRNA ligase, putative
Gene and Protein Information Comments
The Plasmodium genome encodes two forms of isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase, one found in the cytoplasm (PfcIRS, encoded by PF3D7_1332900) and one in the apicoplast (PfaIRS, described here).
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Pf3D7_12_v3:1,018,351..1,024,017(+) | Pfapi-IRS | PFL1210w | Plasmodium falciparum isoleucine--tRNA ligase
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Whole Organism Assay Data Linked to This Target
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Ligand Sp. Assay description Type Action Value Parameter Reference
mupirocin Small molecule or natural product Approved drug Ligand has a PDB structure Guide to Malaria Pharmacology Ligand Pf3D7 - - 7.2 pIC50 1
pIC50 7.2 (IC50 5.74x10-8 M) [1]
Lifecycle stages: Plasmodium asexual blood stage (erythrocytic merozoite, trophozoite, erythrocytic schizont)
Malaria Pharmacology Comments
P. falciparum isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase pairs isoleucine with its cognate tRNA and is categorized as a class I aaRS.


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1. Istvan ES, Dharia NV, Bopp SE, Gluzman I, Winzeler EA, Goldberg DE. (2011) Validation of isoleucine utilization targets in Plasmodium falciparum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, 108 (4): 1627-32. [PMID:21205898]

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Aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases: Plasmodium falciparum isoleucyl-tRNA synthetase. Last modified on 21/10/2022. Accessed on 23/06/2024. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,