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Open Access | Alterations in urine, serum and brain metabolomic profiles exhibit sexual dimorphism during malaria disease progression

April 27, 2010 - 14:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Angika Basant, Mayuri Rege, Shobhona Sharma and Haripalsingh M Sonawat
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:110doi:10.1186/1475-2875-9-110

Metabolic changes in the host in response to Plasmodium infection play a crucial role in the pathogenesis of malaria. Alterations in metabolism of male and female mice infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA are reported here.

Open Access | Comparative detection of Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum DNA in saliva and urine samples from symptomatic malaria patients in a low endemic area

March 14, 2010 - 10:17 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Pattakorn Buppan, Chaturong Putaporntip, Urassaya Pattanawong, Sunee Seethamchai, Somchai Jongwutiwes
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:72 (9 March 2010)

Saliva and urine samples could be alternative noninvasive sources of DNA for molecular detection of both P. falciparum and P. vivax. Further improvement of the detection method will offer an opportunity to use these samples for diagnosis of malaria.

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