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pre-erythrocytic stages

Open Access | Transcriptional Analysis of the Pre-Erythrocytic Stages of the Rodent Malaria Parasite, Plasmodium yoelii

April 22, 2010 - 13:13 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Calvin T. Williams, Abdu F. Azad
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 5(4): e10267

The molecular biology of the clinically silent pre-erythrocytic stages of mammalian Plasmodium spp, composed of both the sporozoite and liver stages, has remained largely uncharacterized. Improved understanding of the biological processes required for progression through the pre-erythrocytic stages could lead to the identification of novel drug and vaccine targets.

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