Here, we investigate this in Plasmodium berghei by crossing a PbLAP1 null mutant parasite with a parasite line expressing GFP-tagged PbLAP3 that displays strong fluorescence in gametocytes.
These results suggest that malaria parasite may switch the energy metabolism from glycolysis to oxidative phosphorylation to adapt to the insect vector where glucose is not readily available for ATP production.
New drugs to treat malaria must act rapidly and be highly potent against asexual blood stages, well tolerated, and affordable to residents of regions of endemicity.
Here we discuss proteomic analyses of whole cell preparations of the mosquito stages of malaria parasite development (i.e. gametocytes, microgamete, ookinete, oocyst and sporozoite) of Plasmodium berghei.
Malaria and HIV are among the most important global health problems of our time and together are responsible for approximately 3 million deaths annually.
We show that stable integration into a transgene expression site, an intergenic locus at a synteny breakpoint on P. berghei chromosome 6, is phenotypically silent and generated a bright green fluorescent parasite line for imaging applications.
Infection of pregnant C57BL/6 females with K173, NK65 and ANKADeltapm4 P. berghei parasites provide experimental systems to identify host molecular components involved in PM pathogenesis mechanisms.
Curcuminoids are poorly water-soluble compounds with promising antimalarial activity.
With the aim of alleviating some of these factors next-generation DNA microarrays for genome-wide transcriptome analysis for both Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium berghei using the Agilent 8x15K platform were designed.
We describe improved lines of P. berghei with stably integrated DNA recombinase that allow efficient, stage-specific excision of target genes in the widely used ANKA strain.