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Recent advances in the biology and drug targeting of malaria parasite aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, April 2016
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Title
Recent advances in the biology and drug targeting of malaria parasite aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases
Published in
Malaria Journal, April 2016
DOI 10.1186/s12936-016-1247-0
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Authors

Sameena Khan

Abstract

Escalating drug resistance in malaria parasites and lack of vaccine entails the discovery of novel drug targets and inhibitor molecules. The multi-component protein translation machinery is a rich source of such drug targets. Malaria parasites contain three translational compartments: the cytoplasm, apicoplast and mitochondrion, of which the latter two are of the prokaryotic type. Recent explorations by many groups into the malaria parasite protein translation enzymes, aminoacyl-tRNA synthetases (aaRSs), have yielded many promising inhibitors. The understanding of the biology of this unique set of 36 enzymes has become much clearer in recent times. Current review discusses the advances made in understanding of crucial aaRSs from Plasmodium and also the specific inhibitors found against malaria aaRSs.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 1 1%
Unknown 72 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 23%
Student > Bachelor 12 16%
Student > Master 10 14%
Researcher 7 10%
Other 5 7%
Other 5 7%
Unknown 17 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 17 23%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 11%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 8 11%
Chemistry 7 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 7%
Other 8 11%
Unknown 20 27%

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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 19 April 2016.
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#5,845,827
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#2,270
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#173,563
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#144
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