Eukaryot Cell. 2010 Feb 19. [Epub ahead of print]
Use of the kinase inhibitor analog 1NM-PP1 reveals a role for Toxoplasma gondii CDPK1 in the invasion step
Sugi T, Kato K, Kobayashi K, Watanabe S, Kurokawa H, Gong H, Pandey K, Takemae H, Akashi H.
Department of Veterinary Microbiology, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, 1-1-1 Yayoi, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8657, Japan.
Toxoplasma gondii CDPK1 (TgCDPK1) was found to be the target of the toxoplasmocidal compound, 1NM-PP1. When TgCDPK1 was mutated at position 128 from glycine to methionine, resistance was gained. Inhibition of gliding motility without inhibition of micronemal secretion by 1NM-PP1 suggests a function for TgCDPK1 in gliding motility.
PMID: 20173034 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]