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Trypanosoma brucei

Trypanosoma brucei infection protects mice against malaria

November 12, 2019 - 16:10 -- Open Access
Sanches-Vaz M, Temporão A, Luis R, Nunes-Cabaço H, Mendes AM, Goellner S, Carvalho T, Figueiredo LM, Prudêncio M.
PLoS Pathog. 2019 Nov 8;15(11):e1008145

Sleeping sickness and malaria are parasitic diseases with overlapping geographical distributions in sub-Saharan Africa. We hypothesized that the immune response elicited by an infection with Trypanosoma brucei, the etiological agent of sleeping sickness, would inhibit a subsequent infection by Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, decreasing the severity of its associated pathology.

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