Pfcrk-1, a developmentally regulated cdc2-related protein kinase of Plasmodium falciparum

Christian Doerig, Caroline Doerig, Paul Horrocks, Joseph Coyle, Jane Carlton, Ali Sultan, David Arnot, Richard Carter

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A gene encoding a novel cdc2-related protein kinase has been identified in Plasmodium falciparum, using degenerate oligonucleotides designed to hybridise to regions that are conserved in members of the cdc2 gene family. This gene, called Pfcrk-1, is located on chromosome 4. It is most closely related to the p58GTA gene family, members of which are negative regulators of cell growth in vertebrates. Pfcrk-1 is developmentally regulated, as indicated by stage-specific accumulation of mRNA in gametocytes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-174
Number of pages8
JournalMolecular and Biochemical Parasitology
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 1995


  • Cell-cycle control
  • Plasmodium falciparum
  • Protein kinase
  • Sexual differentiation
  • p58

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Molecular Biology


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