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Not Open Access | Effects of Plant-Community Composition on the Vectorial Capacity and Fitness of the Malaria Mosquito Anopheles gambiae

October 10, 2012 - 16:04 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Christopher M. Stone, Bryan T. Jackson and Woodbridge A. Foster
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 87:727-736

MalariaWorldWe report on four replicates of a cohort study performed in mesocosms with sugar-poor and sugar-rich plants, in which we measured mosquito survival, biting rates, and fecundity.

Molecular Basis for Genetic Resistance of Anopheles gambiae to Plasmodium: Structural Analysis of TEP1 Susceptible and Resistant Alleles

October 8, 2012 - 08:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Binh V. Le, Marni Williams, Shankar Logarajah, Richard H. G. Baxter
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PLoS Pathog 8(10): e1002958

MalariaWorldThioester-containing protein 1 (TEP1) is a central component in the innate immune response of Anopheles gambiae to Plasmodium infection.

A New Chromosomal Phylogeny Supports the Repeated Origin of Vectorial Capacity in Malaria Mosquitoes of the Anopheles gambiae Complex

October 8, 2012 - 08:49 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Maryam Kamali, Ai Xia, Zhijian Tu, Igor V. Sharakhov
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PLoS Pathog 8(10): e1002960

MalariaWorldUnderstanding phylogenetic relationships within species complexes of disease vectors is crucial for identifying genomic changes associated with the evolution of epidemiologically important traits.

NOT Open Access | Pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles gambiae from the rubber cultivated area of Niete, South Region of Cameroon

October 4, 2012 - 07:20 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Jude D. Bigoga, Derek N. Ndangoh, Parfait H. Awono-Ambene, Salomon Patchoke, Etienne Fondjo, Rose G.F. Leke
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Acta Tropica, Volume 124, Issue 3, December 2012, Pages 210–214

MalariaWorldAnti-vector intervention remains the most effective way of controlling malaria

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Variation in exposure to Anopheles gambiae salivary gland peptide (gSG6-P1) across different malaria transmission settings in the western Kenya highlands

September 12, 2012 - 11:16 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Badu K, Siangla J, Larbi J, Lawson BW, Afrane Y, Ong'echa M, Remoue F, Zhou G, Githeko AK, Yan G
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:318 (10 September 2012)

MalariaWorldThe seroprevalence of IgG to gSG6-P1 was sensitive and robust in distinguishing between hypo, meso and hyper transmission settings and seasonal fluctuations.

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A Low-Cost Microfluidic Chip for Rapid Genotyping of Malaria-Transmitting Mosquitoes

August 15, 2012 - 08:19 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Changchun Liu, Michael G. Mauk, Robert Hart, Mariangela Bonizzoni, Guiyun Yan, Haim H. Bau
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PLoS ONE 7(8): e42222

MalariaWorldThe microfluidic chip provides a means to identify mosquito type through molecular analysis.

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NOT Open Access | Feeding frequency and survival of Anopheles gambiae in a rice-growing area in Ghana

August 15, 2012 - 07:53 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
J. D. Charlwood, E. V. Tomás, A. Egyir-Yawson, A. A. Kampango, R. J. Pitts
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Volume 26, Issue 3, pages 263–270, September 2012

MalariaWorldMortality rates, determined by dissection, of predominantly M form female Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) were estimated.

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NOT Open Access | The Anopheles gambiae cE5, a tight- and fast-binding thrombin inhibitor with post-transcriptionally regulated salivary-restricted expression

August 15, 2012 - 07:23 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Raffaele Ronca, Michalis Kotsyfakis, Fabrizio Lombardo, Cinzia Rizzo, Chiara Currà, Marta Ponzi, Gabriella Fiorentino, Josè M.C. Ribeiro, Bruno Arcà
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Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Volume 42, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 610–620

MalariaWorldMosquito saliva carries a large number of factors with anti-hemostatic, anti-inflammatory and immuno-modulatory activities.

NOT Open Access | Identification and characterization of two chitin synthase genes in African malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae

August 15, 2012 - 07:21 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Xin Zhang, Jianzhen Zhang, Yoonseong Park, Kun Yan Zhu
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Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Volume 42, Issue 9, September 2012, Pages 674–682

MalariaWorldChitin synthase (CHS) represents an attractive target site for combating insect pests as insect growth and development are strictly dependent on precisely tuned chitin biosynthesis and this pathway is absent in humans and other vertebrates.

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Increased risks of malaria due to limited residual life of insecticide and outdoor biting versus protection by combined use of nets and indoor residual spraying on Bioko Island, Equatorial Guinea

July 31, 2012 - 13:31 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Bradley J, Matias A, Schwabe C, Vargas D, Monti F, Nseng G, Kleinschmidt I
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Malaria Journal 2012, 11:242 (26 July 2012)

MalariaWorldThe results demonstrate the epidemiological impact of reduced mosquito mortality with time since IRS.

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