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Ex vivo susceptibilities of Plasmodium vivax isolates from the China-Myanmar border to antimalarial drugs and association with polymorphisms in Pvmdr1 and Pvcrt-o genes

June 15, 2020 - 15:37 -- Open Access
Li J, Zhang J, Cui L, et al.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 14(6): e0008255

Vivax malaria is an important public health problem in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), including the China-Myanmar border. Previous studies have found that Plasmodium vivax has decreased sensitivity to antimalarial drugs in some area of GMS, but the sensitivity of P. vivax to antimalarial drugs is unclear in the China-Myanmar border. Here, we investigate the drug sensitivity profile and genetic variations for two drug resistance related genes, in P. vivax isolates to provide baseline information for future drug studies in the China-Myanmar border.

Genetic polymorphism of merozoite surface proteins 1 and 2 of Plasmodium falciparum in the China-Myanmar border region

December 2, 2019 - 17:54 -- Open Access
Zhang CL, Zhou HN, Liu Q, Yang YM
Malar J. 2019 Nov 19;18(1):367

Malaria is a major public health problem in the China-Myanmar border region. The genetic structure of malaria parasite may affect its transmission model and control strategies. The present study was to analyse genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum by merozoite surface proteins 1 and 2 (MSP1 and MSP2) and to determine the multiplicity of infection in clinical isolates in the China-Myanmar border region.

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