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Quantitative Imaging of Human Red Blood Cells Infected with Plasmodium falciparum

August 10, 2010 - 09:48 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
A Esposito, JB Choimet, JN Skepper, JM Mauritz, VL Lew, CF Kaminski, T Tiffert
Reference: 
Biophysical Journal, Volume 99, Issue 3, 953-960, 4 August 2010

During its 48 h asexual reproduction cycle, the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum ingests and digests hemoglobin in excess of its metabolic requirements and causes major changes in the homeostasis of the host red blood cell (RBC).

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