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Plasmodium vivax: Prevalence of mutations associated with sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine resistance in Plasmodium vivax clinical isolates from Pakistan

January 3, 2011 - 09:06 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sedigheh Zakeri, Mandana Afsharpad, Faezeh Ghasemi, Ahmad Raeisi, Qutbuddin Kakar, Hoda Atta, Navid Dinparast Djadid
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Experimental Parasitology, Volume 127, Issue 1, January 2011, Pages 167-172

The main aim of the present study was to investigate the frequency of SNPs-haplotypes of dhfr and dhps genes associated to sulfadoxine–pyrimethamine (SP) resistance in Plasmodium vivax clinical isolates circulating in a malaria endemic area, Pakistan.

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Open Access | Survey of artemisinin production by diverse Artemisia species in Northern Pakistan

November 16, 2010 - 11:45 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Abdul Mannan, Ibrar Ahmed, Waheed Arshad, Muhammad F Asim, Rizwana A Qureshi, Izhar Hussain, Bushra Mirza
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:310 (4 November 2010)

This study identifies twelve novel plant sources of artemisinin, which may be helpful for pharmaceutical production of artemisinin.

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Open Access | Pharmacokinetics of artemether and dihydroartemisinin in healthy Pakistani male volunteers treated with artemether-lumefantrine

October 15, 2010 - 07:44 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Ali S, Najmi MH, Tarning J, Lindegardh N
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Malaria Journal 2010, 9:275 (11 October 2010)

The overall pharmacokinetic properties of artemether and dihydroartemisinin in healthy Pakistani subjects are comparable to healthy subjects and patients from other populations.

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Open Access | Detection of mixed Plasmodium falciparum & P. vivax infections by nested-PCR in Pakistan, Iran & Afghanistan

August 12, 2010 - 14:25 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Sedigheh Zakeri, Qutbuddin Kakar, Faezeh Ghasemi, Ahmad Raeisi, Waqar Butt, Najibullah Safi, Mandana Afsharpad, Muhammad Suleiman Memon, Saber Gholizadeh, Masoud Salehi, Hoda Atta, Ghasem Zamani, Navid Dinparast Djadid
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Indian J Med Res 132, July 2010, pp 31-35

The present data suggest the need for improving microscopy diagnosis method and the clinician should also have careful clinical observation, along with the reports on Giemsa-stained thick blood films, particularly in summer time when P. vivax is predominant.

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Open Access | The Impact of Phenotypic and Genotypic G6PD Deficiency on Risk of Plasmodium vivax Infection: A Case-Control Study amongst Afghan Refugees in Pakistan

May 27, 2010 - 07:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Toby Leslie, Marnie Briceño, Ismail Mayan, Nasir Mohammed, Eveline Klinkenberg, Carol Hopkins Sibley, Christopher J. M. Whitty, Mark Rowland
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PLoS Med 7(5): e1000283

Further work is required on the genotypic protection associated with other types of G6PD deficiency and on developing simple point-of-care technologies to detect it before administering antirelapse therapy.

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Open Access | Genetic structure of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum in the Bannu district of Pakistan

April 27, 2010 - 14:24 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Khatoon L, Baliraine FN, Bonizzoni M, Malik SA, Yan G
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:112 (23 April 2010)

These results indicate that both P. vivax and P. falciparum populations in Pakistan are highly diverse.

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Molecular characterization of Plasmodium vivax clinical isolates in Pakistan and Iran using pvmsp-1, pvmsp-3α and pvcsp genes as molecular markers

February 19, 2010 - 12:28 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Sedigheh Zakeri, Ahmad Raeisi, Mandana Afsharpad, Qutbuddin Kakar, Faezeh Ghasemi, Hoda Atta, Ghasem Zamani, Muhammad Suleiman Memon, Masoud Salehi, Navid Dinparast Djadid
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Parasitology International, Volume 59, Issue 1, March 2010, Pages 15-21

In this study, the diversity of Plasmodium vivax populations circulating in Pakistan and Iran has been investigated by using circumsporozoite protein (csp) and merozoite surface proteins 1 and 3α (msp-1 and msp-3α) genes as genetic markers.

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Open Access | Genetic diversity among Plasmodium falciparum field isolates in Pakistan measured with PCR genotyping of the merozoite surface protein 1 and 2

January 7, 2010 - 13:36 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Najia K Ghanchi, Andreas Martensson, Johan Ursing, Sana Jafri, Sandor Bereczky, Rabia Hussain, Mohammad A Beg
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:1 (1 January 2010)

This is the first report on molecular characterization of P. falciparum field isolates in Pakistan with regards to multiplicity of infection.

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