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Evaluation of single nucleotide polymorphisms of pvmdr1 and microsatellite genotype in Plasmodium vivax isolates from Republic of Korea military personnel

September 3, 2015 - 15:37 -- Open Access
Dong-Il Chung, Sookwan Jeong, Sylvatrie-Danne Dinzouna-Boutamba, Hye-Won Yang, Sang-Geon Yeo, Yeonchul Hong, Youn-Kyoung Goo
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:336 (4 September 2015)

Taken together, the results indicate that P. vivax with a newly identified SNP of pvmdr1 has been introduced into the Korean P. vivax population.

The unique distribution of the Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein 1 in parasite isolates with short and long latent periods from the Republic of Korea

August 6, 2015 - 05:21 -- Open Access
Youn-Kyoung Goo, Jun-Hye Moon, So-Young Ji, Dong-Il Chung, Yeonchul Hong, Shin-Hyung Cho, Won-Ja Lee, Jung-Yeon Kim
Malaria Journal 2015, 14:299 (5 August 2015)

This study revealed that the genetic type of PvMSP-1 is likely related to the duration of its latent period.

Decreasing incidence of Plasmodium vivax in the Republic of Korea during 2010--2012

September 9, 2013 - 16:10 -- Open Access
Kim T, Kim JS, Na B, Lee W, Kim H, Youn S, Gwack J, Kim HS, Cho P, Ahn SK, Cha SH, Park Y, Lee SK, Kang Y, Sohn Y, Hong Y, Lee H
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:309 (5 September 2013)

The purpose of this study was to review Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention records to investigate the transmission of malaria from 2010--2012.

Not Open Access | Status of Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Republic of Korea, 2008–2009: decrease followed by resurgence

June 11, 2012 - 15:02 -- Patrick Sampao
Joon-Sup Yeom, Gyo Jun, Jung-Yeon Kim, Won-Ja Lee, E-Hyun Shin, Kyu-Sik Chang, Ji-Hwan Bang, Sejoong Oh, Joon-Young Kang, Jae-Won Park
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 106, Issue 7, July 2012, Pages 429-436

MalariaWorldThe number of Plasmodium vivaxmalaria cases in the Republic of Korea (ROK) in 2008 was 1009, a 54.2% decrease on the previous year. It then resurged to 1317 cases in 2009 (30.5% increase on 2008).

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Genetic diversity of the malaria vaccine candidate merozoite surface protein 1 gene of Plasmodium vivax field isolates in Republic of Korea

November 23, 2011 - 08:39 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Eun-Taek Han, Yue Wang, Chae Seung Lim, Jun Hwi Cho & Jong-Yil Chai
Parasitology Research, Volume 109, Number 6, 1571-1576, DOI: 10.1007/s00436-011-2413-5

MalariaWorldThe Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein 1 (Pvmsp-1) locus codes for a major asexual blood-stage antigen currently proposed as a malaria vaccine candidate antigen.

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Short Report: Therapeutic Efficacy of Chloroquine in Plasmodium vivax and the pvmdr1 Polymorphisms in the Republic of Korea Under Mass Chemoprophylaxis

April 4, 2011 - 14:13 -- Patrick Sampao
Young Keun Kim, Changsoo Kim, Inho Park, Hyo Youl Kim, Jun Yong Choi, AND June Myung Kim
Am J Trop Med Hyg, Apr 2011; 84: 532 - 534.

We investigated the therapeutic efficacy of HCQ and the pvmdr1 gene polymorphisms in P. vivax. From June to September 2006, 102 soldiers with vivax malaria near the demilitarized zone in Gyeonggi-do, ROK, were enrolled in the study.

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Brief report: Emergence of New Alleles of the MSP-3{alpha} Gene in Plasmodium vivax Isolates from Korea

April 13, 2010 - 08:51 -- Patrick Sampao
Deok Hwa N., Jun Seo O., et al.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine Hygiene, Vol 82 : 4, 2010, pp. 522-524

Two new variants with similar size to SKOR-67 were first observed in 2002 and in 2006–2007 accounted for nearly 50% (25/51) of the sampled isolates.

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