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Scientists reveal molecular secrets of the malaria parasite

...rghei, P. chabaudi) by aligning themagainst the P. falciparum genome to create a whole-genome synteny mapof the four species. In collaboration with Leiden Universityresearchers, Carlton's group was then able to generate maps thatcompare the degrees of similarity among genes on P. falciparumchromosomes and its r...

Reducing malarial transmission in Africa

...ikely to reduce overall transmission of Plasmodium falciparum within the community it might reduce selective transmission of resistant parasites in treated patients. Citation: Sutherland CJ, Ord R, Dunyo S, Jawara M, Drakeley CJ, et al. (2005) Reduction of malaria transmission to Anopheles mosquitoes with a si...

Gene expands malaria's invasion options

The malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum uses different pathways to invade red blood cells...d in the August 26, 2005, issue of Science. P. falciparum causes the most lethal form of malaria, which results in one million deaths a year worldwide. Som...

Measuring hidden parasites in falciparum malaria

... patients with the most dangerous type of malaria, falciparum malaria. Usually the severity of disease is measur...is method in 337 patients with varying severity of falciparum malaria they found that the average parasite burden was more than six times higher in patients with ...

Researchers discover how malaria parasite disperses from red blood cells

... and deadly of which is Plasmodium falciparum. P. falciparum spends part of its life cycle in the salivary glan...searchers stained red blood cells infected with P. falciparum with two kinds of dye, explained the study's senior author, Joshua Zimmerberg, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of...

Researchers develop new method to help find deadly malaria parasite's Achilles heel

...ewly discovered protein-interactions in Plasmodium falciparum with protein interactions reported earlier in four...ugs are less and less effective because Plasmodium falciparum has developed resistance to those drugs. Even mosquitoes that transmit malaria are developing resist...

Malaria, potato famine pathogen share surprising trait

...nce of proteins, called the leader sequence, in P. falciparum with the leader sequence of P. infestans. A leader sequence is a group of about 20 to 30 amino acids on a protein secreted by the parasite. This sequence contains instructions on how to enter, and therefore start infecting, a plant or animal cell. I...

Malaria vaccine prompts victims' immune system to eliminate parasite from mosquitoes

...lasmodium cause malaria in people, with Plasmodium falciparum causing the most severe form. The malarial parasi...a mosquito bite. The protein Pfs25 (Plasmodium falciparum surface protein 25) is found only on the surface of the ookinette, a stage of the parasite living in...

'GreeneChip' -- New diagnostic tool that rapidly and accurately identifies multiple pathogens

...ldren died of cardiac failure caused by plasmodium falciparum (malaria). Therapeutic options for treatment of VHF are limited; however, rapid isolation if infected persons is critical to curb contagion. In contrast, human-to-human transmission is not a primary concern with malaria and early, specific therapy ...

Largest synthetic gene ever built offers insights into anti-malarial drug resistance

...ly understand how the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum), has become resistant to most of t...es, according to Roepe. Five infect humans, but P. falciparum is responsible for about 1 million deaths out of 300 million acute cases of infection each year. Mos...

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