Here, we present a mouse model in which a heterogeneous course of Plasmodium yoelii lethal malaria infection is produced in a non-congenic ICR strain to allow comparison among different immunological and clinical outcomes.
The parasite preference for immature cells that are rare in normal peripheral blood could have important implications for the development of an in vitro culture system for P. vivax.
Treatment with riboflavin and UV light was effective at reducing viable P. falciparum in both PLT and plasma products by at least 3.2 logs. Additionally, an at least 4.4-log reduction was observed with P. yoelii.
Although the effectiveness of BCG vaccination in preventing adult pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) has been highly variable, epidemiologic studies have suggested that BCG provides other general health benefits to vaccinees including reducing the impact of asthma, leprosy, and possibly malaria.
Here we describe the proteomic profiling of highly purified salivary gland sporozoites from two Plasmodium species: human-infective Plasmodium falciparum and rodent-infective Plasmodium yoelii.
A key step for the survival of the malaria parasite is the release from and subsequent invasion of erythrocytes by the merozoite.
The liver stages of Plasmodium parasites are important targets for the development of anti-malarial vaccine candidates and chemoprophylaxis approaches that aim to prevent clinical infection.
The emergence of multidrug resistant (MDR) strains of Plasmodium falciparum in South East Asia and other tropical countries, is posing serious challenge for the international efforts to eradicate malaria.
Compound 1-methyl-7-nitro-4-(5-(piperidin-1-yl)pentyl)-3,4-dihydroquinoxalin-2(1H)-one (VAM2-6) was evaluated against a blood-induced infection with chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium yoelii yoelii lethal strain in CD1 mice in a 4-day test scheme.
IFN-γ receptor-deficient (IFN-γR−/−) mice and control wild-type (WT) mice, with or without chloroquine (CQ) treatment, were infected intraperitoneally with Plasmodium yoelii 17XL (lethal) and P. yoelii 17XNL (nonlethal), and then mouse survival, parasitemia, and antibody production were investigated during the course of infection.