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FY polymorphisms

Open Access | FY polymorphisms and vivax malaria in inhabitants of Amazonas State, Brazil

April 7, 2010 - 11:43 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Sérgio Roberto Lopes Albuquerque, Francimary de Oliveira Cavalcante, Edalton Cesar Sanguino, Lucianna Tezza, Fernanda Chacon, Lilian Castilho and Maria Cristina dos Santos
Parasitology Research, Volume 106, Number 5 April, 2010

These results suggest that natural adaptations, in malaria-endemic regions, could be leading to the arising of partial defense mechanisms against P. vivax, which is different from the previously described in African descents, as well as adaptations that could be increasing the susceptibility of human to this kind of malaria.

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