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host immunity

Review: Host immunity as a determinant of treatment outcome in Plasmodium falciparum malaria

December 29, 2009 - 13:52 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Prof Stephen J Rogerson FRACP, Rushika S Wijesinghe MD, and Steven R Meshnick MD
Reference: 
The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Volume 10, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 51-59

Improved methods for assessing antimalarial immunity will strengthen malaria control efforts.

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Open Access | Plasmodium falciparum var gene expression is modified by host immunity

December 24, 2009 - 14:25 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
George M. Warimwe, Thomas M. Keane, Gregory Fegan, Jennifer N. Musyoki, Charles R. J. C. Newton, Arnab Pain, Matthew Berriman, Kevin Marsh, and Peter C. Bull
Reference: 
PNAS December 22, 2009 vol. 106 no. 51 21801-21806

Here, in a study of 217 Kenyan children with malaria, we show that expression of a group of var genes “cys2,” containing a distinct pattern of cysteine residues, is associated with low host immunity.

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