Inhibition of Trypanosoma cruzi hexokinase by aisphosphonates

by Hudock MP, Sanz-Rodriguez CE, Song Y, Chan JM, Zhang Y, Odeh S, Kosztowski T, Leon-Rossell A, Concepcion JL, Yardley V, Croft SL, Urbina JA, Oldfield E. J Med Chem, January 2006, 49(1):215-23.

Summary: Hexokinase is the first enzyme involved in glycolysis in most organisms, including the etiological agents of Chagas disease (Trypanosoma cruzi) and African sleeping sickness (Trypanosoma brucei). The T. cruzi enzyme is unusual since, unlike the human enzyme, it is inhibited by inorganic diphosphate (PPi).

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