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Evaluating the predictive performance of malaria antibodies and FCGR3B gene polymorphisms on Plasmodium falciparum infection outcome: a prospective cohort study

September 1, 2020 - 09:50 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Duah Dwomoh, Bright Adu, Daniel Dodoo, Michael Theisen, Samuel Iddi and Thomas A. Gerds
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:307, 27 August 2020

Malaria antigen-specific antibodies and polymorphisms in host receptors involved in antibody functionality have been associated with different outcomes of Plasmodium falciparum infections. Thus, to identify key prospective malaria antigens for vaccine development, there is the need to evaluate the associations between malaria antibodies and antibody dependent host factors with more rigorous statistical methods. In this study, different statistical models were used to evaluate the predictive performance of malaria-specific antibodies and host gene polymorphisms on P. falciparum infection in a longitudinal cohort study involving Ghanaian children.

NOT Open Access | Prevalence of Plasmodium falciparum Kelch 13 (PfK13) and ubiquitin-specific protease 1 (pfubp1) gene polymorphisms in returning travellers from Africa reported in Eastern China

August 26, 2020 - 14:53 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Yan H, Kong X, Zhang T, Xiao H, Feng X, Tu H, Feng J
Reference: 
Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2020 Aug 24:AAC.00981-20

Delayed clearance of Plasmodium falciparum by artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) has already been observed in African isolates. Here, we aimed to investigate the prevalence of polymorphisms in two genes correlated with delayed parasite clearance, P. falciparum Kelch 13 (PfK13) and ubiquitin-specific protease 1 (pfubp1), among returning travellers from African countries reported in eastern China and to provide baseline data for antimalarial drug resistance (ART) surveillance and evaluation.

K13-propeller gene polymorphisms of Plasmodium falciparum and the therapeutic effect of artesunate among migrant workers returning to Guangxi, China (2014–2017)

October 22, 2019 - 16:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Jun Li, Yunliang Shi, Jian Qin, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:349, 16 October 2019

The resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to artemisinin has been identified in Asia and some parts of Africa. The drug resistance of P. falciparum will be an obstacle to the successful elimination of malaria by 2025. Whole-genome sequencing of the artemisinin-resistant parasite line revealed mutations on the k13 gene associated with drug resistance in P. falciparum. To understand the artemisinin resistance of the imported P. falciparum cases from Africa, the mutations in the k13 gene in parasites from imported malaria cases in Guangxi Province were detected and the treatment efficiency of artesunate monotherapy was observed.

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