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Not Open Access | Association of naturally acquired IgG antibodies against Plasmodium falciparum serine repeat antigen-5 with reduced placental parasitemia and normal birth weight in pregnant Ugandan women: A pilot study

April 11, 2013 - 15:27 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Tonny J. Owalla, Nirianne Marie Q. Palacpac, Hiroki Shirai, Toshihiro Horii, Thomas G. Egwang
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Parasitology International, Volume 62, Issue 3, June 2013, Pages 237-239
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This study highlights the need for conducting further studies to investigate the association of antibodies against SE36 and outcomes of malaria infection in pregnant women.

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Not Open Access | Determining the severity of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Ethiopia

January 8, 2013 - 12:35 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Zinaye Tekeste, Meseret Workineh, Beyene Petros
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Journal of Infection and Public Health, Volume 6, Issue 1, February 2013, Pages 10-15
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The findings of this study demonstrated comparable capacity for detecting severe falciparum malaria using circulatory collapse, severe anemia or parasitemia.

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Review: Emerging Nucleic Acid–Based Tests for Point-of-Care Detection of Malaria

August 2, 2012 - 12:38 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Michael S. Cordray and Rebecca R. Richards-Kortum
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 87:223-230

MalariaWorldThis review describes recent developments to decrease the cost and run time, and increase the ease of use of NAT while maintaining their high sensitivity and specificity and low limit of detection at the point-of-care.

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Real-Time Quantitative Reverse Transcription PCR for Monitoring of Blood-Stage Plasmodium falciparum Infections in Malaria Human Challenge Trials

March 9, 2012 - 13:59 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Sean C. Murphy, Jennifer L. Prentice, Brad T. Cookson, et al.
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2012 86:383-394

MalariaWorldTo detect pre-patent parasitemia, we developed a real-time quantitative reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR) for the asexual 18S ribosomal RNA (rRNAs) of Plasmodium falciparum.

Nuclear Magnetic Resonance: A Tool for Malaria Diagnosis?

November 3, 2011 - 09:42 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Stephan Karl, Lucía Gutiérrez, Michael J. House, Timothy M. E. Davis and Tim G. St. Pierre
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011 85:815-817

MalariaWorldIn this study, we used a benchtop nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) device to detect hemozoin. This device could be deployed in malaria-endemic settings.

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Expression of erythropoietic cytokines in a-tocopherol transfer protein knockout mice with murine malaria infection

October 26, 2011 - 06:32 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Maria S. Herbas, Yoshiko Y. Ueta, Kana Ishibashi & Hiroshi Suzuki
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Parasitology Research, Volume 109, Number 5, 1243-1250

MalariaWorldMalaria infection leads to anemia in humans which generally occurs during the chronic phase of the infection.

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N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V-deficiency increases susceptibility to murine malaria

October 19, 2011 - 06:58 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Akiko Shibui, Junko Doi, Mohammed E.M. Tolba, Chiharu Shiraishi, Yoshitaka Sato, Shumpei Ishikawa, Junichi Watanabe, Sadao Nogami, Susumu Nakae, Sumio Sugano, Nobumichi Hozumi
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Experimental Parasitology, Volume 129, Issue 3, November 2011, Pages 318-321

MalariaWorldIt is considered that several glycoproteins on erythrocytes in mammalian species are involved in malaria parasite infection.

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Prevention of Experimental Cerebral Malaria by Flt3 Ligand during Infection with Plasmodium berghei ANKA

September 20, 2011 - 13:11 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Takahiko Tamura, Kazumi Kimura, Masao Yuda, and Katsuyuki Yui
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Infect. Immun., Oct 2011; 79: 3947 - 3956.

These results suggest that the quantitative and qualitative changes in the dendritic cell compartment are important for the pathogenesis of ECM.

A novel real-time PCR assay for the detection of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax malaria in low parasitized individuals

August 30, 2011 - 11:57 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Seung-Young Hwang, So-Hee Kim, Ga-Young Lee, Vu Thi Thu Hang, Chi-Sook Moon, Jeong Hwan Shin, Wan-Lim Koo, Seong-Youl Kim, Hae-Joon Park, Han-Oh Park, Weon-Gyu Kho
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Acta Tropica, Volume 120, Issues 1-2, October-November 2011, Pages 40-45

The rapid, accurate diagnosis of Plasmodium spp. is essential for the effective control of malaria, especially in asymptomatic infections.

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