Proteins localize to many intracellular and extracellular organelles in the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Although organellar localization in the parasite has been studied in detail, there is a need for a comprehensive ruleset that captures the different paths and mechanisms used by proteins for localization. This review is an attempt to build such a rule-set through a combination of rules gleaned from literature reports. A prototype localization prediction tool has also been implemented by incorporating certain sequence/composition rules from the rule-set.
Keywords: Plasmodium falciparum, protein localization, integrated rule-set, Targetpf
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