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Open Access | Activation of Akt Signaling Reduces the Prevalence and Intensity of Malaria Parasite Infection and Lifespan in Anopheles stephensi Mosquitoes

July 19, 2010 - 08:46 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Vanessa Corby-Harris, Anna Drexler, Laurel Watkins de Jong, Yevgeniya Antonova, Nazzy Pakpour, Rolf Ziegler, Frank Ramberg, Edwin E. Lewis, Jessica M. Brown, Shirley Luckhart, Michael A. Riehle
Reference: 
PLoS Pathog 6(7): e1001003

Thus, we demonstrate that genetic manipulation of one key signaling protein directly reduces parasite development in the insect vector as well as the duration of mosquito infectivity.

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