Amino acid transporters and the chloroquine resistance transporter of the intracellular malaria parasite

    Project: Research

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    The malaria parasite is a single-celled organism which invades the red blood cells of its host. The aim of this project is to characterise mechanisms involved in the uptake into the parasite of essential nutrients, and the mechanism by which parasites have become resistant to the antimalarial drug chloroquine. The results of this project will constitute a very significant advance in our understanding both of the basic biology of an important human pathogen and of the increasingly widespread phenomenon of antimalarial drug resistance.
    Effective start/end date1/01/0531/12/08


    • Australian Research Council (ARC): A$265,000.00


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