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A 17-year trend analysis of malaria at Adi Arkay, north Gondar zone, Northwest Ethiopia

April 10, 2018 - 15:44 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Habtie Tesfa, Abebe Genetu Bayih and Ayalew Jejaw Zeleke
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:155, 6 April 2018

In relative terms, the overall positivity rate of malaria in the area over 17 years showed a significant reduction, but its magnitude as a public health problem is still alarming.

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Comparative Heterochromatin Profiling Reveals Conserved and Unique Epigenome Signatures Linked to Adaptation and Development of Malaria Parasites

March 21, 2018 - 14:48 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sabine A. Fraschka, Michael Filarsky, Till S. Voss, et al.
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Cell Host & Microbe, Volume 23, Issue 3, 14 March 2018, Pages 407-420.e8

Heterochromatin-dependent gene silencing is central to the adaptation and survival of Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasites, allowing clonally variant gene expression during blood infection in humans.

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Stabilization of RDT target antigens present in dried Plasmodium falciparum-infected samples for validating malaria rapid diagnostic tests at the point of care

January 9, 2018 - 16:13 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Collins Morang’a, Cyrus Ayieko, George Awinda, Rachel Achilla, Caroline Moseti, Bernhards Ogutu, John Waitumbi and Elizabeth Wanja
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:10, 8 January 2018

These findings confirm that stabilizing RDT target antigens in dried P. falciparum-infected samples using chemical additives provides field-stable positive controls for malaria RDTs.

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Concentration of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in whole blood samples by magnetic cell sorting enhances parasite infection rates in mosquito feeding assays

August 8, 2017 - 11:19 -- Open Access
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Isaie J. Reuling, Will J. R. Stone, Robert W. Sauerwein, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:315, 5 August 2017

The current study demonstrates that concentration methods of P. falciparum gametocyte-infected whole blood samples can enhance transmission in mosquito-feeding assays.

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Ex vivo susceptibility and genotyping of Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Pikine, Senegal

June 15, 2017 - 15:27 -- Open Access
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Aminata Mbaye, Amy Gaye, Daouda Ndiaye, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:250, 14 June 2017

An increase in sensitivity of isolates to chloroquine was observed.

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Molecular markers of anti-malarial drug resistance in Central, West and East African children with severe malaria

May 25, 2017 - 08:49 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Christian N. Nguetse, Ayola Akim Adegnika, Tsiri Agbenyega, Bernhards R. Ogutu, Sanjeev Krishna, Peter G. Kremsner and Thirumalaisamy P. Velavan
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:217, 23 May 2017

Artemisinins are still highly efficacious in large malaria-endemic regions though declining efficacy has occurred in Southeast Asia.

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Effects of Plasmodium falciparum infection on umbilical artery resistance and intrafetal blood flow distribution: a Doppler ultrasound study from Papua New Guinea

January 24, 2017 - 18:02 -- Open Access
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Maria Ome-Kaius, Stephan Karl, Regina Alice Wangnapi, John Walpe Bolnga, Glen Mola, Jane Walker, Ivo Mueller, Holger Werner Unger and Stephen John Rogerson
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:35, 19 January 2017

Both microscopic and sub-microscopic P. falciparum infections impair fetoplacental and intrafetal flow, at least temporarily.

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Plasmodium falciparum genotype and gametocyte prevalence in children with uncomplicated malaria in coastal Ghana

December 14, 2016 - 17:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ruth Ayanful-Torgby, Akua Oppong, Joana Abankwa, Festus Acquah, Kimberly C. Williamson and Linda Eva Amoah
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:592, 9 December 2016

Although below detection by microscopy, gametocyte prevalence at submicroscopic levels are high in this region and emphasize the need for more effective elimination approaches like the development of transmission-blocking vaccines and safer gametocytocidal drugs.

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NOT Open Access | Design, synthesis and antimalarial evaluation of novel thiazole derivatives

August 8, 2016 - 10:06 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
José María Bueno, Miguel Carda, Benigno Crespo, Ana Carmen Cuñat, Cristina de Cozar, María Luisa León, J. Alberto Marco, Nuria Roda, Juan F. Sanz-Cervera
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Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters, Volume 26, Issue 16, 15 August 2016, Pages 3938–3944

As part of our medicinal chemistry program’s ongoing search for compounds with antimalarial activity, we prepared a series of thiazole analogs and conducted a SAR study analyzing their in vitro activities against the chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium falciparum 3D7 strain.

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Generation of Plasmodium falciparum parasite-inhibitory antibodies by immunization with recombinantly-expressed CyRPA

March 16, 2016 - 17:42 -- Open Access
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Paola Favuzza, Simon Blaser, Anita M. Dreyer, Guy Riccio, Marco Tamborrini, Ralf Thoma, Hugues Matile and Gerd Pluschke
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Malaria Journal 2016 15:161, 15 March 2016

Recombinantly expressed PfCyRPA tested as adjuvanted vaccine formulations in mice elicited antibodies that significantly inhibit P. falciparum asexual blood stage parasite growth both in vitro and in vivo.

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