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RH5 invasion ligand

Resurrection of the ancestral RH5 invasion ligand provides a molecular explanation for the origin of P. falciparum malaria in humans

October 28, 2019 - 16:19 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Francis Galaway, Ryan Yu, Anastasia Constantinou, Franck Prugnolle, Gavin J. Wright
Reference: 
PLoS Biol 17(10): e3000490

Many important infectious diseases are the result of zoonoses, in which pathogens that normally infect animals acquire mutations that enable the breaching of species barriers to permit the infection of humans.

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