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Survey of Brucella infection and malaria among Abattoir workers in Kampala and Mbarara Districts, Uganda

October 3, 2013 - 17:57 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Nabukenya I, Kaddu-Mulindwa D, Nasinyama G
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BMC Public Health 2013, 13 :901 (30 September 2013)
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Brucellosis is among the most widespread zoonotic infections estimated at 14% in Uganda. A cross-sectional study was conducted to estimate the sero-prevalence, risk factors of Brucella infection and malaria among abattoir workers.

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Not Open Access | Structural basis for discriminatory recognition of Plasmodium lactate dehydrogenase by a DNA aptamer

October 2, 2013 - 16:03 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Yee-Wai Cheung, Jane Kwok, Alan W. L. Law, Rory M. Watt, Masayo Kotaka and Julian A. Tanner
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PNAS October 1, 2013 vol. 110 no. 40 15967-15972
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We conjugated the aptamer to gold nanoparticles and demonstrated specificity of colorimetric detection of PfLDH over human lactate dehydrogenase.

Not Open Access | Antimalarial and safety evaluation of Pluchea lanceolata (DC.) Oliv. & Hiern: In-vitro and in-vivo study

September 25, 2013 - 07:18 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Shilpa Mohanty, Pooja Srivastava, Anil Kumar Maurya, Harveer Singh Cheema, Karuna Shanker, Sangeeta Dhawan, Mahendra Pandurang Darokar, Dnyaneshwar Umrao Bawankule
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Journal of Ethnopharmacology, Volume 149, Issue 3, 7 October 2013, Pages 797-802
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Present study further validates the ancient Indian traditional knowledge and use of Pluchea lanceolata as an antimalarial agent. Study confirms the suitability of Pluchea lanceolata as a candidate for further studies to obtain a prototype for antimalarial medicine.

Food Vacuole Associated Enolase in Plasmodium Undergoes Multiple Post-Translational Modifications: Evidence for Atypical Ubiquitination

September 4, 2013 - 09:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Saudamini Shevade, Nitin Jindal, Sneha Dutta, Gotam K. Jarori
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PLoS ONE 8(8): e72687
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Plasmodium enolase localizes to several sub-cellular compartments viz. cytosol, nucleus, cell membrane, food vacuole (FV) and cytoskeleton, without having any organelle targeting signal sequences.

Torins are potent antimalarials that block replenishment of Plasmodium liver stage parasitophorous vacuole membrane proteins

July 26, 2013 - 07:19 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kirsten K. Hanson, Ana S. Ressurreição, Kathrin Buchholz, Miguel Prudêncio, Jonathan D. Herman-Ornelas, Maria Rebelo, Wandy L. Beatty, Dyann F. Wirth, Thomas Hänscheid, Rui Moreira, Matthias Marti, and Maria M. Mota
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PNAS July 23, 2013 vol. 110 no. 30 E2838-E2847
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Residence within a customized vacuole is a highly successful strategy used by diverse intracellular microorganisms.

Modest additive effects of integrated vector control measures on malaria prevalence and transmission in western Kenya

July 23, 2013 - 16:52 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Zhou G, Afrane YA, Dixit A, Atieli HE, Lee M, Wanjala CL, Beilhe LB, Githeko AK, Yan G
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:256 (19 July 2013)
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Cross-sectional, mass parasite screenings, adult vector populations, and cohort of active case surveillance (ACS) were conducted before and after the intervention in three study sites with two- to three-paired intervention-control clusters at each site each year.

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NOT Open Access | Investigating the prevalence of transfusion transmission of Plasmodium within a hyperendemic blood donation system

July 17, 2013 - 12:53 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Graham Freimanis, Mary Sedegah, Shirley Owusu-Ofori, Sanjai Kumar and Jean-Pierre Allain
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Transfusion, Volume 53, Issue 7, pages 1429–1441, July 2013
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None of the currently available screening assays appear suitable to minimize transfusion malaria without compromising the blood supply in endemic areas.

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Not Open Access | Prioritizing areas for malaria control using geographical information system in Sonitpur district, Assam, India

July 11, 2013 - 16:38 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
M.J. Nath, A.K. Bora, K. Yadav, P.K. Talukdar, S. Dhiman, I. Baruah, L. Singh
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Public Health, Volume 127, Issue 6, June 2013, Pages 572-578
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To identify the malaria hot spots at health subcentre level in an endemic district using a geographical information system (GIS). The results will be useful for rapid retrieval of malaria information, and to prioritize malaria control efforts in identified hot spots.

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Interactions between Asaia, Plasmodium and Anopheles: new insights into mosquito symbiosis and implications in Malaria Symbiotic Control

June 28, 2013 - 18:16 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Capone A, Ricci I, Damiani C, Mosca M, Rossi P, Scuppa P, Crotti E, Epis S, Angeletti M, Valzano M, Sacchi L, Bandi C, Daffonchio D, Mandrioli M, Favia G
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:182 (18 June 2013)
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We have provided important information about the relationship of Asaia with both Plasmodium and Anopheles.

Host immune constraints on malaria transmission: insights from population biology of within-host parasites

June 19, 2013 - 20:37 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
McQueen PG, Williamson KC, McKenzie FE
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:206 (15 June 2013)
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This report consists of a theoretical population biology-based analysis to determine constraints that host immunity impose upon gametocyte population growth.

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