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Plasmodium falciparum GPI-anchored wall transfer protein 1

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Target not currently curated in GtoImmuPdb

Malaria Pharmacology Ligand  Target has curated data in GtoMPdb

Target id: 3075

Nomenclature: Plasmodium falciparum GPI-anchored wall transfer protein 1

Abbreviated Name: PfGWT1

Family: Other antimalarial targets

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Species TM AA Chromosomal Location Gene Symbol Gene Name Reference
Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 - 874 GWT1 GPI-anchored wall transfer protein 1, putative
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GWT1 | GPI-anchored wall transfer protein 1, putative
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Malaria Pharmacology Comments
GWT1 (PfGWT1), one of the essential enzymes involved in glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI) biosynthesis in the malaria parasite P. falciparum, is a promising novel target for antimalarial drug development (Patent WO2004048567 [1]). In this patent representative compounds known to inhibit yeast GWT1 were assayed for antimalarial activity, with compound 3 (PubChem CID 9860834) reported to have the most potent activity.


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1. Hata K, Ogawa K, Tsukada I, Nakamoto K, Sagane K, Tanaka K, Tsukahara K, Horii T. (2004) Methods of screening for compounds that inhibit the biosynthesis of GPI in malaria parasites. Patent number: WO2004048567A2. Assignee: Eisai Co., Ltd. Priority date: 22/11/2002. Publication date: 10/06/2004.

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Other antimalarial targets: Plasmodium falciparum GPI-anchored wall transfer protein 1. Last modified on 23/08/2021. Accessed on 20/09/2021. IUPHAR/BPS Guide to PHARMACOLOGY,