Dangerous duplicity: the dual functions of casein kinase 1 in parasite biology and host subversion
Späth, Gerald F.
Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology ; 11 (2021). - Art.-Nr. 655700. - eISSN 2235-2988
Link to original publicationhttps://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2021.655700
InstitutionsUKU. Klinik für Allgemein- und Viszeralchirurgie
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Casein Kinase 1 (CK1) family members are serine/threonine protein kinases that are involved in many biological processes and highly conserved in eukaryotes from protozoan to humans. Even though pathogens exploit host CK1 signaling pathways to survive, the role of CK1 in infectious diseases and host/pathogen interaction is less well characterized compared to other diseases, such as cancer or neurodegenerative diseases. Here we present the current knowledge on CK1 in protozoan parasites highlighting their essential role for parasite survival and their importance for host-pathogen interactions. We also discuss how the dual requirement of CK1 family members for parasite biological processes and host subversion could be exploited to identify novel antimicrobial interventions.
Subject headings[GND]: Proteinkinase CK1 | Sporentierchen | Zielstruktur
[LCSH]: Apicomplexa | Kinetoplastida | Drug targeting
[MeSH]: Casein Kinase I | Host-Pathogen Interactions | Extracellular Vesicles
[Free subject headings]: kinetoplastid | drug target
[DDC subject group]: DDC 610 / Medicine & health
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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dx.doi.org/10.18725/OPARU-44732