In this chapter, we review the evidence for P. vivax Duffy-dependent and Duffy-independent red cell invasion.
The Plasmodium ookinete develops over several hours in the bloodmeal of its mosquito vector where it is exposed to exogenous stresses, including cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS).
The aim of this paper is to address the development of computer assisted malaria parasite characterization and classification using machine learning approach based on light microscopic images of peripheral blood smears.
This study is the first report on mortality of Spheniscus magellanicus, penguin of South America, caused by Plasmodium tejerai, which was identified using morphological and molecular analyses.
This study investigated the frequency of the FYES allele and P. vivax infections in malaria patients with the goal of uncovering factors for the lack of P. vivax infections reported in Haiti.
In this study, design of PCR programmes with suitable parameters and optimization resulted in simpler and faster single-round amplification assays.
Using the uncharacterized phosducin-like protein from Plasmodium berghei PhLP-1, we investigated the evolution of PhLP proteins across all branches of the tree of life. As a result of our analysis, we have discovered the presence of two additional PhLP proteins in Plasmodium, PhLP-2 and PhLP-3. Sequence homology with annotated PhLP proteins in other species confirms that the Plasmodium PhLP-2 and PhLP-3 belong to the PhLP family of proteins.
Herein, we review the genetic alterations associated with erythrocytes or mediators of the immune system, which might influence malaria outcome.
To further investigate the InsPx metabolism in these parasites a Plasmodium protein possessing inositol phosphate kinase (IPK) activity was recombinantly expressed, purified and enzymatically characterized for the first time
We reveal a novel form of host–parasite coevolution that enables parasites to evade host immune responses that negatively impact upon fertility.