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Malaria parasite stands out

One of the hallmarks of cellular biochemistry is the ability to extract energy efficiently from available substrates. The malaria parasite, however, deviates from the norm, and has come up with its own solution.

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Figure 1: Canonical intracellular metabolic pathways and those of Plasmodium falciparum.

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Ginsburg, H. Malaria parasite stands out. Nature 466, 702–703 (2010). https://doi.org/10.1038/466702a

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