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  1. Serological tests to detect antibodies specific to Plasmodium vivax could be a valuable tool for epidemiological studies, for screening blood donors in areas where the malaria is not endemic and for diagnosis of ...

    Authors: Maria Helena C Rodrigues, Maristela G Cunha, Ricardo LD Machado, Orlando C Ferreira Jr, Mauricio M Rodrigues and Irene S Soares

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:39

    Content type: Methodology

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  2. The intraerythrocytic development of Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent human malaria parasite involves asexual and gametocyte stages. There has been a significant increase in disparate datasets derived fro...

    Authors: Raphael D Isokpehi and Winston A Hide

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:38

    Content type: Research

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  3. In areas of high-level, year-round malaria transmission, morbidity and mortality due to malaria decrease after the first two to three years of life. This reduction may be related to the development of cellular...

    Authors: Kiprotich Chelimo, Peter O Sumba, James W Kazura, Ayub V Ofula and Chandy C John

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:37

    Content type: Research

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  4. Large scale in vitro production of the mosquito stages of malaria parasites remains elusive, with only limited success for complete sporogonic development and only one report of development through to infective s...

    Authors: Victoria Carter, Hazel C Cable, B Ann Underhill, Jackie Williams and Hilary Hurd

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:35

    Content type: Methodology

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  5. Procalcitonin (PCT) is closely correlated with parasite burden and clinical outcome in falciparum malaria. The role of PCT in tertian malaria has not previously been investigated.

    Authors: Christoph Manegold, Stefan Schmiedel, Collins B Chiwakata and Manfred Dietrich

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:34

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Members of the Anopheles gambiae complex are amongst the best malaria vectors in the world, but their vectorial capacities vary between species and populations. A large-scale sampling of An. gambiae sensu lato wa...

    Authors: Jean-Michel Léong Pock Tsy, Jean-Bernard Duchemin, Laurence Marrama, Patrick Rabarison, Gilbert Le Goff, Voahirana Rajaonarivelo and Vincent Robert

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:33

    Content type: Research

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  7. Zooprophylaxis, the diversion of disease carrying insects from humans to animals, may reduce transmission of diseases such as malaria. However, as the number of animals increases, improved availability of bloo...

    Authors: Allan Saul

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:32

    Content type: Research

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  8. Chloroquine accumulates in the acidic digestive vacuole of the intraerythrocytic malaria parasite, and prevents the detoxication of haematin released during haemoglobin digestion. Changes in protein PfCRT in t...

    Authors: David C Warhurst

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:31

    Content type: Research

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  9. Current intra-domiciliary vector control depends on the application of residual insecticides and/or repellents. Although biological control agents have been developed against aquatic mosquito stages, none are ...

    Authors: Ernst-Jan Scholte, Basilio N Njiru, Renate C Smallegange, Willem Takken and Bart GJ Knols

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:29

    Content type: Research

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  10. Highland areas with naturally less intense malaria transmission may provide models of how lowland areas might become if transmission was permanently reduced by sustained vector control. It has been argued that...

    Authors: Caroline A Maxwell, William Chambo, Mathew Mwaimu, Frank Magogo, Ilona A Carneiro and Christopher F Curtis

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:28

    Content type: Research

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  11. The variant surface antigen family Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein-1 (PfEMP1) is an important target for protective immunity and is implicated in the pathology of malaria through its ability to...

    Authors: Thomas Lavstsen, Ali Salanti, Anja TR Jensen, David E Arnot and Thor G Theander

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:27

    Content type: Research

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  12. The 8-amino and 9-hydroxy substituents of antimalarial cinchona alkaloids have the erythro orientation while their inactive 9-epimers are threo. From the X-ray structures a 90° difference in torsion angle between...

    Authors: David C Warhurst, John C Craig, Ipemida S Adagu, David J Meyer and Sylvia Y Lee

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:26

    Content type: Research

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  13. Malaria is known as tazo or tazomoka in local terminology in Madagascar. Within the context of traditional practice, malaria (and/or malaria symptoms) is commonly treated by decoctions or infusions from bitter...

    Authors: Milijaona Randrianarivelojosia, Valérie T Rasidimanana, Harison Rabarison, Peter K Cheplogoi, Michel Ratsimbason, Dulcie A Mulholland and Philippe Mauclère

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:25

    Content type: Research

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  14. Despite the extensive polymorphism at the merozoite surface protein-1 (MSP-1) locus of Plasmodium falciparum, that encodes a major repetitive malaria vaccine candidate antigen, identical and nearly identical alle...

    Authors: Erika HE Hoffmann, Paulo EM Ribolla and Marcelo U Ferreira

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:24

    Content type: Research

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  15. The erythrocyte binding antigen 175 (EBA-175) is a 175 kDa antigen of Plasmodium falciparum and plays a major role in erythrocyte recognition by the parasite. The antigen is also supposed to be partly responsible...

    Authors: Sabine Dittrich, Babett Schwöbel, Sabine Jordan, Vienxay Vanisaveth, Phetsouvanh Rattanaxay, Eva M Christophel, Samlane Phompida and Tomas Jelinek

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:23

    Content type: Research

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  16. Despite a relatively good national case reporting system in Sri Lanka, detailed maps of malaria distribution have not been publicly available.

    Authors: Olivier JT Briët, Dissanayake M Gunawardena, Wim van der Hoek and Felix P Amerasinghe

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:22

    Content type: Research

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  17. Plasmodium vivax is the most widely distributed human malaria, responsible for 70–80 million clinical cases each year and large socio-economical burdens for countries such as Brazil where it is the most prevalent...

    Authors: Emilio F Merino, Carmen Fernandez-Becerra, Alda MBN Madeira, Ariane L Machado, Alan Durham, Arthur Gruber, Neil Hall and Hernando A del Portillo

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:21

    Content type: Research

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  18. Although the effects of rainfall on the population dynamics of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae have been studied in great detail, the effects of dry periods on its survival remain less clear.

    Authors: Constantianus JM Koenraadt, Krijn P Paaijmans, Andrew K Githeko, Bart GJ Knols and Willem Takken

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:20

    Content type: Research

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  19. The development of an electroporation based transfection method for Plasmodium falciparum has been very successful for the study of some genes but its efficiency remains very low. While alternative approaches hav...

    Authors: Tina S Skinner-Adams, Paula M Lawrie, Paula L Hawthorne, Donald L Gardiner and Katharine R Trenholme

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:19

    Content type: Methodology

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  20. In areas where malaria is endemic, pregnancy is associated with increased susceptibility to malaria. It is generally agreed that this risk ends with delivery and decreases with the number of pregnancies. Our s...

    Authors: Marielle K Bouyou-Akotet, Denisa E Ionete-Collard, Modeste Mabika-Manfoumbi, Eric Kendjo, Pierre-Blaise Matsiegui, Elie Mavoungou and Maryvonne Kombila

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:18

    Content type: Research

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  21. Malaria parasites that carry the DHFR-mutation I164L are not only highly resistant to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine but also to the new antimalarial drug chlorproguanil-dapsone. The spread of this mutation in Afri...

    Authors: Ole Wichmann, Tomas Jelinek, Gabriele Peyerl-Hoffmann, Nikolai Mühlberger, Martin P Grobusch, Joaquim Gascon, Alberto Matteelli, Christoph Hatz, Hermann Laferl, Marco Schulze, Gerd Burchard, Saraiva da Cunha, Jiøi Beran, Paul McWhinney, Herwig Kollaritsch, Peter Kern…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:17

    Content type: Research

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  22. Malaria can be eradicated from islands. To assess the prospects for eradication of malaria from the island of Príncipe in the Gulf of Guinea, we fitted a mathematical model to age-prevalence curves and thus ob...

    Authors: Reto Hagmann, J Derek Charlwood, Vilfrido Gil, Conceição Ferreira, Virgíllo do Rosário and Tom A Smith

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:15

    Content type: Research

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  23. There is no established biochemical basis for the neurotoxicity of mefloquine. We investigated the possibility that the acute in vitro neurotoxicity of mefloquine might be mediated through a disruptive effect of ...

    Authors: Geoffrey S Dow, Thomas H Hudson, Maryanne Vahey and Michael L Koenig

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:14

    Content type: Research

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  24. Malaria control programmes utilising indoor residual spraying are only effective if a high coverage of targeted structures is achieved and an insecticide that is effective against the specific mosquito vector ...

    Authors: Marlize Booman, Brian L Sharp, Carrin L Martin, Bonifacio Manjate, Jacobus J la Grange and David N Durrheim

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:13

    Content type: Methodology

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  25. Malaria prevalence differs between the two islands that comprise the archipelago of São Tomé and Príncipe. This may be due to differences in the biology of local Anopheles gambiae, the only vector on the islands....

    Authors: J Derek Charlwood, Joao Pinto, Carla A Sousa, Conceicao Ferreira, Vincenso Petrarca and Virgilio do E Rosario

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:9

    Content type: Research

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  26. The inflammatory nature of falciparum malaria has been acknowledged since increased circulating levels of tumour necrosis factor (TNF) were first measured, but precisely where the mediators downstream from thi...

    Authors: Ian A Clark, Melissa M Awburn, Richard O Whitten, Clive G Harper, N George Liomba, Malcolm E Molyneux and Terrie E Taylor

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:6

    Content type: Research

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  27. Resistance of Plasmodium falciparum to atovaquone in vitro and in vivo has been associated to mutations in the parasite cytochrome b gene.

    Authors: Babett Schwöbel, Michael Alifrangis, Ali Salanti and Tomas Jelinek

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:5

    Content type: Research

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  28. There is no known biochemical basis for the adverse neurological events attributed to mefloquine. Identification of genes modulated by toxic agents using microarrays may provide sufficient information to gener...

    Authors: Geoffrey S Dow

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:4

    Content type: Research

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  29. Anopheles gambiae is the main vector of Plasmodium falciparum in Africa. The mosquito midgut constitutes a barrier that the parasite must cross if it is to develop and be transmitted. Despite the central role of ...

    Authors: GI Prévot, C Laurent-Winter, F Rodhain and C Bourgouin

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2003 2:1

    Content type: Research

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  30. The development and implementation of innovative vector control strategies for malaria control in Africa requires in-depth ecological studies in contained semi-field environments. This particularly applies to ...

    Authors: Bart GJ Knols, Basilio N Njiru, Evan M Mathenge, Wolfgang R Mukabana, John C Beier and Gerry F Killeen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2002 1:19

    Content type: Methodology

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  31. Many studies have suggested that variability in the attractiveness of humans to host-seeking mosquitoes is caused by differences in the make-up of body emanations, and olfactory signals in particular. Most inv...

    Authors: Wolfgang R Mukabana, Willem Takken, Richard Coe and Bart GJ Knols

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2002 1:17

    Content type: Research

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  32. Malaria in pregnancy is characterised by the sequestration of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes in placental intervillous spaces. Placental parasites express a specific phenotype, which allows them to c...

    Authors: Nadine Fievet, Germaine Tami, Bertrand Maubert, Marlène Moussa, Ian K Shaw, Michel Cot, Anthony A Holder, Gérard Chaouat and Philippe Deloron

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2002 1:16

    Content type: Research

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  33. Insecticide-treated materials (ITMs) are effective in substantially reducing the burden of malaria and other vector-borne diseases; but how can high coverage rates of ITMs be achieved and maintained? In south ...

    Authors: Axel Kroeger, Ana Aviñna, José Ordoñnez-Gonzalez and Celia Escandon

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2002 1:15

    Content type: Research

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  34. Sequential analysis enables repeated statistical analyses to be performed throughout a trial recruitment period, while maintaining a pre-specified power and type I error. Thus the trial can be stopped as soon ...

    Authors: Stéphane Ranque, Sékéné Badiaga, Jean Delmont and Philippe Brouqui

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2002 1:13

    Content type: Methodology

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  35. The increasing levels of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to chloroquine (CQ) in Thailand have led to the use of alternative antimalarials, which are at present also becoming ineffective. In this context, any str...

    Authors: Dinora Lopes, Kanchana Rungsihirunrat, Fátima Nogueira, Aree Seugorn, José Pedro Gil, Virgilio E do Rosário and Pedro Cravo

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2002 1:12

    Content type: Research

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  36. Results from numerous studies point convincingly to correlations between mutations at selected genes and phenotypic resistance to antimalarials in Plasmodium falciparum isolates. In order to move molecular assays...

    Authors: Tomas Jelinek, Gabriele Peyerl-Hoffmann, Nikolai Mühlberger, Ole Wichmann, Michael Wilhelm, Nadja Schmider, Martin P Grobusch, Frank von Sonnenburg, Joaquim Gascon, Hermann Laferl, Christoph Hatz, Michael Alifrangis, Gerd Burchard, Paul McWhinney, Marco Schulze, Herwig Kollaritsch…

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2002 1:11

    Content type: Research

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  37. Plasmodium-refractory mosquitoes are being rapidly developed for malaria control but will only succeed if they can successfully compete for mates when released into the wild. Pre-copulatory behavioural traits mai...

    Authors: FM Okanda, A Dao, BN Njiru, J Arija, HA Akelo, Y Touré, A Odulaja, JC Beier, JI Githure, G Yan, LC Gouagna, BGJ Knols and GF Killeen

    Citation: Malaria Journal 2002 1:10

    Content type: Research

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