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Innate immunity

Open Access | On the Control of Acute Rodent Malaria Infections by Innate Immunity

May 13, 2010 - 06:35 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Beth F. Kochin, Andrew J. Yates, Jacobus C. de Roode, Rustom Antia
PLoS ONE 5(5): e10444

Does specific immunity, innate immunity or resource (red blood cell) limitation control the first peak of the blood-stage parasite in acute rodent malaria infections?

Review: Mosquito immune defenses against Plasmodium infection

February 4, 2010 - 15:19 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Chris M. Cirimotich, Yuemei Dong, Lindsey S. Garver, Shuzhen Sim, George Dimopoulos
Developmental & Comparative Immunology, Volume 34, Issue 4, April 2010, Pages 387-395

The causative agent of malaria Plasmodium, has to undergo complex developmental transitions and survive attacks from the mosquito's innate immune system to achieve transmission from one host to another through the vector. 

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