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NOT Open Access | Insulin signalling in RBC is responsible for growth stimulation of malaria parasite in diabetes patients

June 9, 2020 - 11:18 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Balaji SN, Sahasrabuddhe AA, Trivedi V
Reference: 
Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2020 Jun 3:S0006-291X(20)31090-1

A cross-talk between diabetes and malaria within-host is well established. Diabetes is associated with modulation of the immune system, impairment of the healing process and to disturb the host metabolism to contribute towards propagation of parasite infection. Glucose metabolism in host is maintained by insulin and RBC has 2000 insulin receptor present on plasma membrane.

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