Monitoring of the mosquito population in and around cattle sheds during dusk revealed no significant decline (P > 0.05) of vector density during the post-intervention period in study localities.
In a screening for natural products with mosquito larvicidal activities, the endophytic fungus Podospora sp. isolated from the plant Laggera alata (Asteraceae) was conspicuous.
These data provide structure–function information relevant to malaria vaccine development.
Here, the first models of the 3D structures of a GPCR from the malaria mosquito are presented. Homology modeling of the receptor identified from the genome of Anopheles gambiae was used to construct two models of the receptor.
Our findings support an emerging view with a possible role of proboscis as important equipment during host-seeking, and give us an insight into how these appendages likely evolved from a common origin in order to function as antenna organs.
While malaria research has traditionally been strong in Europe, targeted and sustained support for cooperative malaria research at EU level, namely through the EU's 6th and 7th Framework Programmes for research and technological development, FP6 (2002-2006) and FP7 (2007-2013), has boosted both impact and visibility of European malaria research.
We examined the relationship between insecticide-treated mosquito nets (ITNs), malaria parasite infection, and severe anemia prevalence in children in Luangwa District, Zambia, an area with near-universal ITN coverage, at the end of the 2008 and 2010 malaria transmission seasons.
The malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto is mainly guided by human odour components to find its blood host.
This trend in entropy redistribution was found to be in direct relationship with specific interactions with the antibody’s binding site. Results from root-mean-square fluctuations/deviations and dihedral angle principal component analysis further support this finding.
The antimalarial drug nitroquine is not only an effective antimalarial drug, it is also able to induce the melanization of Plasmodium species.