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Lack of Plasmodium vivax infections and high frequency of the erythroid silent Duffy antigen genotype in Haiti

January 28, 2013 - 15:22 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Weppelmann TA, Carter TE, Chen Z, von Fricken ME, Memnon G, Victor YS, Existe A, Okech BA
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:30 (24 January 2013)
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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.

Not Open Access | Presence of Memory T Cells and Naturally Acquired Antibodies in Plasmodium vivax Malaria-Exposed Individuals Against a Group of Tryptophan-Rich Antigens With Conserved Sequences

December 18, 2012 - 17:45 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Mohammad Zeeshan, Hema Bora and Yagya Dutta Sharma
Reference: 
J Infect Dis. (2013) 207 (1): 175-185
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These results suggest the presence of memory T cells in humans against these antigens to generate faster and more specific immune responses to minimize the P. vivax infection.

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