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Melatonin action in Plasmodium infection: Searching for molecules that modulate the asexual cycle as a strategy to impair the parasite cycle

October 7, 2020 - 16:04 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Pereira PHS, Garcia CRS
Reference: 
J Pineal Res. 2020 Oct 6:e12700

Half of the world's population lives in countries at risk of malaria infection, which results in approximately 450,000 deaths annually. Malaria parasites infect erythrocytes in a coordinated manner, with cycle durations in multiples of 24 hours, which reflects a behavior consistent with the host's circadian cycle. Interference in cycle coordination can help the immune system to naturally fight infection.

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