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Blocking Enzyme Imprisons Malaria Parasites

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December 12, 2000
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute
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Researchers have found a way to prevent infectious malaria particles from bursting out of their protective sacs by blocking the activity of a protein-snipping enzyme, called a protease. The research suggests that it might be possible to treat malaria infection with protease inhibitors to keep the infectious particles imprisoned until they deteriorate.

December 12, 2000 — Researchers have found a way to prevent infectious malaria particles from bursting out of their protective sacs by blocking the activity of a protein-snipping enzyme, called a protease. The research suggests that it might be possible to treat malaria infection with protease inhibitors to keep the infectious particles imprisoned until they deteriorate.


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Howard Hughes Medical Institute. (2000, December 12). Blocking Enzyme Imprisons Malaria Parasites. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001212065625.htm
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