Studies on glycolytic enzymes of plasmodium knowlesi, a simian malaria parasite, and infected host erythrocytes

Sanjeev K. Sahni, N. Saxena, S. K. Puri, G. P. Dutta, V. C. Pandey

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Abstract

Almost all of the important enzymes of glycolytic sequence were studied in isolated schizonts of Plasmodium knowlesi as well as in normal and P. knowlesi parasitized rhesus red blood cells. Significant activities of all the glycolytic enzymes assayed were observed in cell-free schizonts and the levels of all were found to be considerably elevated in infected host erythrocytes, confirming that the consumption of glucose is dramatically increased in host red cells, consequent to malaria infection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-249
Number of pages5
JournalZentralblatt fur Bakteriologie
Volume277
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992
Externally publishedYes

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  • Immunology

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