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Open Access | Wolbachia Stimulates Immune Gene Expression and Inhibits Plasmodium Development in Anopheles gambiae

October 15, 2010 - 14:28 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Zakaria Kambris, Andrew M. Blagborough, Sofia B. Pinto, Marcus S. C. Blagrove, H. Charles J. Godfray, Robert E. Sinden, Steven P. Sinkins
Reference: 
Plos Pathogens Volume 6 Issue 10 2010

The data are discussed with respect to the comparative effects on malaria vectorial capacity of life shortening and direct inhibition of Plasmodium development that can be produced by Wolbachia.

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Update: What can we learn from an unnatural immune response?

June 29, 2010 - 08:24 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Brandy Lee Bennett, Photini Sinnis
Reference: 
Trends in Parasitology, Volume 26, Issue 7, July 2010, Pages 319-321

Here we discuss some of these findings and highlight their importance to malaria vaccinology.

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