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Plasmodium Para-Aminobenzoate Synthesis and Salvage Resolve Avoidance of Folate Competition and Adaptation to Host Diet

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dc.contributor.author Matz, Joachim Michael en
dc.contributor.author Watanabe, Mutsumi en
dc.contributor.author Falade, Mofolusho en
dc.contributor.author Tohge, Takayuki en
dc.contributor.author Hoefgen, Rainer en
dc.contributor.author Matuschewski, Kai en
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-28T02:56:28Z en
dc.date.available 2021-05-28T02:56:28Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-01-08 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10061/14278 en
dc.description.abstract Folate metabolism is essential for DNA synthesis anda validated drug target in fast-growing cell popula-tions, including tumors and malaria parasites.Genome data suggest that Plasmodiumhas retainedits capacity to generate folatesde novo. However, the metabolic plasticity of folate uptake and biosyn-thesis by the malaria parasite remains unresolved. Here, we demonstrate that Plasmodiumuses anaminodeoxychorismate synthase and an amino-deoxychorismate lyase to promote the biogenesis of the central folate precursor para-aminobenzoate(pABA) in the cytoplasm. We show that the parasite depends on de novo folate synthesis only when die-tary intake of pABA by the mammalian host isrestricted and that only pABA, rather than fully formed folate, is taken up efficiently. This adaptation, which readily adjusts infection to highly variable pABA levels in the mammalian diet, is specific to blood stages and may have evolved to avoid folate competition between the parasite and its host. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Cell Press en
dc.relation.isreplacedby https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2211124718320072?via%3Dihub en
dc.rights ©2018 The Author(s).This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). ja
dc.title Plasmodium Para-Aminobenzoate Synthesis and Salvage Resolve Avoidance of Folate Competition and Adaptation to Host Diet en
dc.type.nii Journal Article en
dc.contributor.transcription ワタナベ, ムツミ ja
dc.contributor.transcription トウゲ, タカユキ ja
dc.contributor.alternative 渡辺, むつみ ja
dc.contributor.alternative 峠, 隆之 ja
dc.textversion none en
dc.identifier.eissn 2211-1247 en
dc.identifier.jtitle Cell Reports en
dc.identifier.volume 26 en
dc.identifier.issue 2 en
dc.identifier.spage 356 en
dc.identifier.epage 363 en
dc.relation.doi 10.1016/j.celrep.2018.12.062 en
dc.identifier.NAIST-ID 74653866 en
dc.identifier.NAIST-ID 74653593 en
dc.relation.pmid 30625318 en


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