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Plasmodium vivax

Not Open Access | Plasmodium: Yet More Don’ts

February 9, 2019 - 18:51 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Miles B. Markus
Reference: 
Trends in Parasitology, Letter| Volume 35, Issue 2, P101-102, February 01, 2019

Anopheline’ is both an adjective (‘anopheline mosquito’) and a noun. Don’t use an upper case ‘A’, except at the beginning of a sentence; and do not italicize the word as if it is a Latinized genus name.

Structure of Rhoptry Neck Protein 2 is essential for the interaction in vitro with Apical Membrane Antigen 1 in Plasmodium vivax

January 30, 2019 - 16:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Perla Salgado-Mejias, Flavio L. Alves, Kátia S. Françoso, Karin A. Riske, Emerson R. Silva, Antonio Miranda and Irene S. Soares
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:25, 25 January 2019

The results show that the PvRON2 structure, particularly the S–S bond between C2051 and C2063, is determinant for the existence of the interaction between PvAMA1 and PvRON2.

Molecular characterization and mapping of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) mutations in the Greater Mekong Subregion

January 26, 2019 - 14:58 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Germana Bancone, Didier Menard, Francois Nosten, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:20, 23 January 2019

Owing to the high prevalence of G6PD deficiency in the Greater Mekong Subregion, strategies for vivax malaria elimination should include point-of-care G6PD testing (both qualitative and quantitative) to allow safe and wide treatment with 8-aminoquinolines.

NOT Open Access | Exposure to Plasmodium vivax is associated with the increased expression of exhaustion markers on γδ T lymphocytes

December 5, 2018 - 16:32 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Dimpu Gogoi, Dipankar Biswas, Biswajyoti Borkakoty, Jagadish Mahanta
Reference: 
Parasite Immunology Volume40, Issue12 December 2018 e12594

Gamma delta (γδ) T cells exhibit potent anti‐Plasmodium activity but are also implicated in the immunopathology of malaria.

NOT Open Access | New Evidence for Hypnozoite-Independent Plasmodium vivax Malarial Recurrences

December 5, 2018 - 16:01 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Miles B. Markus
Reference: 
Trends in Parasitology Volume 34, Issue 12, P1015-1016, December 01, 2018

Information provided in recent, related papers has wide-ranging implications concerning, inter alia, the transmission of malaria, drug treatment, and eradication of the disease.

Molecular identification of Plasmodium species responsible for malaria reveals Plasmodium vivax isolates in Duffy negative individuals from southwestern Nigeria

December 4, 2018 - 14:32 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mary Aigbiremo Oboh, Aida Sadikh Badiane, Godwin Ntadom, Yaye Die Ndiaye, Khadim Diongue, Mamadou Alpha Diallo and Daouda Ndiaye
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2018 17:439, 28 November 2018

The present study gave the first molecular evidence of P. vivax in Nigeria in Duffy negative individuals.

Blood-stage Plasmodium vivax antibody dynamics in a low transmission setting: A nine year follow-up study in the Amazon region

November 21, 2018 - 15:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Camilla V. Pires, Jessica R. S. Alves, Luzia H. Carvalho, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 13(11): e0207244

Plasmodium vivax remains a global health problem and its ability to cause relapses and subpatent infections challenge control and elimination strategies.

Use of anthropophilic culicid-based xenosurveillance as a proxy for Plasmodium vivax malaria burden and transmission hotspots identification

November 21, 2018 - 15:28 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Joabi Nascimento, Vanderson S. Sampaio, Wuelton M. Monteiro, et al.
Reference: 
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 12(11): e0006909

Vector-borne diseases account for more than 17% of all infectious diseases, causing more than one million deaths annually.

Functional Conservation of P48/45 Proteins in the Transmission Stages of Plasmodium vivax (Human Malaria Parasite) and P. berghei (Murine Malaria Parasite)

November 21, 2018 - 15:21 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Yi Cao, Robert J. Hart, Geetha P. Bansal and Nirbhay Kumar
Reference: 
mBio September/October 2018 9:e01627-18

Sexual-stage proteins have a distinct function in the mosquito vector during transmission and also represent targets for the development of malaria transmission-blocking vaccine.

Severe Plasmodium vivax malaria, HIV, tuberculosis co-infection in a Sri Lankan traveller: case management and challenges during the prevention of malaria reintroduction phase

November 20, 2018 - 14:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Dewanee Ranaweera, R. M. J. Kanchana Rajapaksha, Priyanganie Silva, Raja Hettiarachchi, W. M. Kumudu T. de A. W. Gunasekera, Hemantha Herath and Deepika Fernando
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2018 17:429, 16 November 2018

It is important to consider comorbid conditions and immunosuppression when a patient with a benign form of malaria presents with severe manifestations.

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