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Self-assembling functional programmable protein array for studying protein–protein interactions in malaria parasites

July 17, 2018 - 16:17 -- Open Access
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Gabriela Arévalo-Pinzón, María González-González, Carlos Fernando Suárez, Hernando Curtidor, Javier Carabias-Sánchez, Antonio Muro, Joshua LaBaer, Manuel Alfonso Patarroyo and Manuel Fuentes
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:270, 17 July 2018

NAPPA is a high-performance technique enabling co-expression of bait and query in situ, thereby enabling interactions to be analysed rapidly and reproducibly.

Community-based malaria control in southern Malawi: a description of experimental interventions of community workshops, house improvement and larval source management

July 17, 2018 - 16:16 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Henk van den Berg, Michèle van Vugt, Robert S. McCann, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:266, 16 July 2018

Three novel interventions for community mobilization on malaria prevention and control were described.

A cross-sectional analysis of ITN and IRS coverage in Namibia in 2013

July 17, 2018 - 16:15 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Sophie H. Allcock, Elizabeth H. Young and Manjinder S. Sandhu
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:264, 16 July 2018

The prevalence of IRS and ITN interventions in 2013 did not reflect the Namibian government intervention targets.

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Environmental health risks and benefits of the use of mosquito coils as malaria prevention and control strategy

July 17, 2018 - 16:13 -- Open Access
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Jonathan N. Hogarh, Thomas P. Agyekum, Crentsil Kofi Bempah, Emmanuel D. J. Owusu-Ansah, Silas W. Avicor, Gordon A. Awandare, Julius N. Fobil and Kwasi Obiri-Danso
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:265, 16 July 2018

Although the risk of morbidity from the use of the mosquito coil was low, the coil yielded limited protection as a mosquito avoidance method.

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Reuse of malaria rapid diagnostic tests for amplicon deep sequencing to estimate Plasmodium falciparum transmission intensity in western Uganda

July 17, 2018 - 16:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ross M. Boyce, Nick Hathaway, Jonathan J. Juliano, et al.
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Scientific Reportsvolume 8, Article number: 10159 (2018)

Molecular techniques are not routinely employed for malaria surveillance, while cross-sectional, community-based parasite surveys require significant resources.

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Chloroquine resistance is associated to multi-copy pvcrt-o gene in Plasmodium vivax malaria in the Brazilian Amazon

July 17, 2018 - 15:59 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Siuhelem Rocha Silva, Anne Cristine Gomes Almeida, Gisely Cardoso de Melo, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:267, 16 July 2018

This was the first study with 42-day clinical follow-up to evaluate the variation of the number of copies and polymorphisms in the promoter region of the pvcrt-o and pvmdr1 genes in relation to treatment outcomes.

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Genetic polymorphisms in the circumsporozoite protein of Plasmodium malariae show a geographical bias

July 17, 2018 - 15:56 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Naowarat Saralamba, Mayfong Mayxay, Mallika Imwong, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:269, 16 July 2018

This study provides valuable information on the genetic polymorphisms in pmcsp isolates from Asia and advances our understanding of P. malariae population in Asia and Africa.

Pharmacokinetics of mefloquine administered with artesunate in patients with uncomplicated falciparum malaria from the Brazilian Amazon basin

July 17, 2018 - 15:55 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Michelle V. D. Ferreira, José L. F. Vieira, Eduardo D. Almeida, Juan G. B. Rivera, Margarete S. M. Gomes and André M. de Siqueira
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:268, 16 July 2018

The pharmacokinetic parameters of mefloquine determined in the study suggest an adequate exposure of parasite to mefloquine in the multiple oral dose regimen of the fixed dose combination of mefloquine and artesunate.

Characterization of T cell activation and regulation in children with asymptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infection

July 17, 2018 - 15:54 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Augustina Frimpong, Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi, Bernard Tornyigah, Michael Fokuo Ofori and Wilfred Ndifon
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:263, 13 July 2018

Compared to symptomatic P. falciparum infections, in children asymptomatic infections are characterized by lower levels of Tregs and activated T cells, which are associated with lower parasitaemia.

Diagnostic accuracy of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) for screening malaria in peripheral and placental blood samples from pregnant women in Colombia

July 17, 2018 - 15:52 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ana María Vásquez, Lina Zuluaga, Alberto Tobón, Maritza Posada, Gabriel Vélez, Iveth J. González, Ana Campillo and Xavier Ding
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Malaria Journal 2018 17:262, 13 July 2018

LAMP is a simple, rapid and accurate molecular tool for detecting gestational and placental malaria, being able to overcome the limited sensitivity of LM and RDT.

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