The structure of Pneumocystis carinii dihydrofolate reductase to 1.9 A resolution.Champness, J.N., Achari, A., Ballantine, S.P., Bryant, P.K., Delves, C.J., Stammers, D.K.
(1994) Structure 2: 915-924
- PubMed: 7866743
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(94)00093-x
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
The fungal pathogen Pneumocystis carinii causes a pneumonia which is an opportunistic infection of AIDS patients. Current therapy includes the dihydrofolate reductase (DHFR) inhibitor trimethoprim which is selective but only a relatively weak inhibitor of the enzyme for P. carinii. Determination of the three-dimensional structure of the enzyme should form the basis for design of more potent and selective therapeutic agents for treatment of the disease.
Physical Sciences Department, Wellcome Research Laboratories, Beckenham, Kent, UK.