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    Naturally acquired humoral and cellular immune responses to Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein 8 in patients with P. vivax infection

    Thirty-one glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-anchored proteins of Plasmodium vivax, merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP1), MSP1 paralogue, MSP4, MSP5, MSP8, and MSP10 have been reported from homologs of Plasmodium ...

    Yang Cheng, Bo Wang, Siriruk Changrob, Jin-Hee Han, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Kwon-Soo Ha, Patchanee Chootong, Feng Lu, Jun Cao, Myat Htut Nyunt, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Chae Seung Lim, Takafumi Tsuboi and Eun-Taek Han

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:211

    Published on: 22 May 2017

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    Improving local health workers’ knowledge of malaria in the elimination phase—determinants and strategies: a cross-sectional study in rural China

    The current stage of malaria elimination in China requires experienced local health workers with sufficient knowledge of malaria who help to keep the public health system vigilant about a possible resurgence. ...

    Ruoxi Wang, Shangfeng Tang, Jun Yang, Tian Shao, Piaopiao Shao, Chunyan Liu, Da Feng, Hang Fu, Xiaoyu Chen, Tao Hu and Zhanchun Feng

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:210

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Multiplex, DNase-free one-step reverse transcription PCR for Plasmodium 18S rRNA and spliced gametocyte-specific mRNAs

    Plasmodium gametocytes are sexual stages transmitted to female Anopheles mosquitoes. While Plasmodium parasites can be differentiated microscopically on Giemsa-stained blood smears, mo...

    Amelia E. Hanron, Zachary P. Billman, Annette M. Seilie, Tayla M. Olsen, Matthew Fishbaugher, Ming Chang, Thomas Rueckle, Nicole Andenmatten, Bryan Greenhouse, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, John Rek, Smita Das, Gonzalo J. Domingo, Kelly Shipman, Stefan H. Kappe, James G. Kublin…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:208

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Mass anti-malarial administration in western Cambodia: a qualitative study of factors affecting coverage

    Mass anti-malarial administration has been proposed as a key component of the Plasmodium falciparum malaria elimination strategy in the Greater Mekong sub-Region. Its effectiveness depends on high levels of cover...

    Christopher Pell, Rupam Tripura, Chea Nguon, Phaikyeong Cheah, Chan Davoeung, Chhouen Heng, Lim Dara, Ma Sareth, Arjen Dondorp, Lorenz von Seidlein and Thomas J. Peto

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:206

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Testing times: trends in availability, price, and market share of malaria diagnostics in the public and private healthcare sector across eight sub-Saharan African countries from 2009 to 2015

    The World Health Organization guidelines have recommended that all cases of suspected malaria should receive a confirmatory test with microscopy or a malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT), however evidence from ...

    Kara Hanson and Catherine Goodman

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:205

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Artemisinin-based combination therapy in pregnant women in Zambia: efficacy, safety and risk of recurrent malaria

    In Zambia, malaria is one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality, especially among under five children and pregnant women. For the latter, the World Health Organization recommends the use of artemisi...

    Michael Nambozi, Jean-Bertin Bukasa Kabuya, Sebastian Hachizovu, David Mwakazanga, Joyce Mulenga, Webster Kasongo, Jozefien Buyze, Modest Mulenga, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden and Umberto D’Alessandro

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:199

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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    Antiplasmodial dihetarylthioethers target the coenzyme A synthesis pathway in Plasmodium falciparum erythrocytic stages

    Malaria is a widespread infectious disease that threatens a large proportion of the population in tropical and subtropical areas. Given the emerging resistance against the current standard anti-malaria chemoth...

    Thomas Weidner, Leonardo Lucantoni, Abed Nasereddin, Lutz Preu, Peter G. Jones, Ron Dzikowski, Vicky M. Avery and Conrad Kunick

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:192

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Global survey of malaria rapid diagnostic test (RDT) sales, procurement and lot verification practices: assessing the use of the WHO–FIND Malaria RDT Evaluation Programme (2011–2014)

    Malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) play a critical role in malaria case management, and assurance of quality is a key factor to promote good adherence to test results. Since 2007, the World Health Organizat...

    Sandra Incardona, Elisa Serra-Casas, Nora Champouillon, Christian Nsanzabana, Jane Cunningham and Iveth J. González

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:196

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Artemisinin resistance without pfkelch13 mutations in Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Cambodia

    Artemisinin resistance is associated with delayed parasite clearance half-life in vivo and correlates with ring-stage survival under dihydroartemisinin in vitro. Both phenotypes are associated with mutations i...

    Angana Mukherjee, Selina Bopp, Pamela Magistrado, Wesley Wong, Rachel Daniels, Allison Demas, Stephen Schaffner, Chanaki Amaratunga, Pharath Lim, Mehul Dhorda, Olivo Miotto, Charles Woodrow, Elizabeth A. Ashley, Arjen M. Dondorp, Nicholas J. White, Dyann Wirth…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:195

    Published on: 12 May 2017

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    Binding of Plasmodium falciparum to CD36 can be shielded by the glycocalyx

    Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes sequester in the microcirculation due to interaction between surface-expressed parasite proteins and endothelial receptors. Endothelial cell...

    Casper Hempel, Christian William Wang, Jørgen Anders Lindholm Kurtzhals and Trine Staalsø

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:193

    Published on: 10 May 2017

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    Factors associated with malaria parasitaemia among children under 5 years in Uganda: a secondary data analysis of the 2014 Malaria Indicator Survey dataset

    In the midst of success with malaria reduction in Uganda, there are areas that still have high prevalence of malaria parasitaemia. This project aimed at investigating factors associated with this prevalence an...

    Humphrey Wanzira, Henry Katamba, Allen Eva Okullo, Bosco Agaba, Mathias Kasule and Denis Rubahika

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:191

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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    Evaluation of efficacy of Interceptor® G2, a long-lasting insecticide net coated with a mixture of chlorfenapyr and alpha-cypermethrin, against pyrethroid resistant Anopheles gambiae s.l. in Burkina Faso

    Malaria vectors have acquired widespread resistance throughout sub-Saharan Africa to many of the currently used insecticides. Hence, there is an urgent need to develop alternative strategies including the deve...

    Koama Bayili, Severin N’do, Moussa Namountougou, Roger Sanou, Abdoulaye Ouattara, Roch K. Dabiré, Anicet G. Ouédraogo, David Malone and Abdoulaye Diabaté

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:190

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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    Evaluation of the utility value of three diagnostic methods in the detection of malaria parasites in endemic area

    Malaria is a debilitating disease with high morbidity and mortality in Africa, commonly caused by different species of the genus Plasmodium in humans. Misdiagnosis is a major challenge in endemic areas because of...

    Uchenna Iyioku Ugah, Moses Nnaemeka Alo, Jacob Oluwabusuyi Owolabi, Oluchi DivineGift Okata-Nwali, Ifeoma Mercy Ekejindu, Nancy Ibeh and Michael Okpara Elom

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:189

    Published on: 6 May 2017

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    Safety and efficacy of the choline analogue SAR97276 for malaria treatment: results of two phase 2, open-label, multicenter trials in African patients

    Malaria remains one of the most important infectious diseases. Treatment options for severe malaria are limited and the choline analogue SAR97276A is a novel chemical entity that was developed primarily as tre...

    Jana Held, Christian Supan, Carmen L. Ospina Salazar, Halidou Tinto, Léa Nadège Bonkian, Alain Nahum, Ali Sié, Salim Abdulla, Cathy Cantalloube, Elhadj Djeriou, Marielle Bouyou-Akotet, Bernhards Ogutu, Benjamin Mordmüller, Andrea Kreidenweiss, Mohamadou Siribie, Sodiomon B. Sirima…

    Malaria Journal 2017 16:188

    Published on: 4 May 2017

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