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  1. Detection of the four malaria-causing Plasmodium species (Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae) within their mosquito hosts is an essential component of vector control...

    Authors: Chris Bass, Dimitra Nikou, Andrew M Blagborough, John Vontas, Robert E Sinden, Martin S Williamson and Linda M Field
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:177
  2. The Ig Fc receptor family is an important link between the humoral and cellular immune systems. The association of a dimorphism in amino acid 131 (R/H) of the FcγRIIa with malaria severity, the R-allele being ...

    Authors: Elisabeth Israelsson, Manijeh Vafa, Bakary Maiga, Anna Lysén, Nnaemeka C Iriemenam, Amagana Dolo, Ogobara K Doumbo, Marita Troye-Blomberg and Klavs Berzins
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:175
  3. Plasmodium vivax is estimated to affect 75 million people annually. It is reportedly absent, however, from west and central Africa due to the high prevalence of the Duffy negative phenotype in the indigenous popu...

    Authors: Richard L Culleton, Toshihiro Mita, Mathieu Ndounga, Holger Unger, Pedro VL Cravo, Giacomo M Paganotti, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Akira Kaneko, Hideaki Eto, Halidou Tinto, Corine Karema, Umberto D'Alessandro, Virgilio do Rosário, Takatoshi Kobayakawa, Francine Ntoumi, Richard Carter…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:174
  4. In high-transmission areas, developing immunity to symptomatic Plasmodium falciparum infections requires 2–10 years of uninterrupted exposure. Delayed malaria-immunity has been attributed to difficult-to-develop ...

    Authors: Katherine J Torres, Eva H Clark, Jean N Hernandez, Katherine E Soto-Cornejo, Dionicia Gamboa and OraLee H Branch
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:173
  5. The combination of artesunate and mefloquine has been reported to be effective against multi-drug resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria, which has been reported in Nigeria. The objective of this multi-centre st...

    Authors: Philip U Agomo, Martin M Meremikwu, Ismaila M Watila, Innocent J Omalu, Friday A Odey, Stephen Oguche, Valentine I Ezeiru and Olugbenga O Aina
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:172
  6. Pregnancy-associated malaria (PAM) is a serious consequence of Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes sequestration in the placenta through the adhesion to the placental receptor chondroitin sulfate A (CSA)....

    Authors: Pablo Fernandez, Nicola K Viebig, Sébastien Dechavanne, Catherine Lépolard, Jürg Gysin, Artur Scherf and Benoit Gamain
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:170
  7. Amodiaquine is frequently used as a partner drug in combination therapy or in some setting as monotherapy, but little is known about its effects on gametocyte production and sex ratio and its potential influen...

    Authors: Akintunde Sowunmi, Sulayman T Balogun, Grace O Gbotosho and Christian T Happi
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:169
  8. The current status of insecticide resistance and the underlying resistance mechanisms were studied in the major vector of malaria, Anopheles culicifacies, and the secondary vector, Anopheles subpictus in five dis...

    Authors: M Devika B Perera, Janet Hemingway and SHP Parakrama Karunaratne
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:168
  9. Malaria control is currently receiving significant international commitment. As part of this commitment, Rwanda has undertaken a two-pronged approach to combating malaria via mass distribution of long-lasting ...

    Authors: Amy C Sievers, Jenifer Lewey, Placide Musafiri, Molly F Franke, Blaise J Bucyibaruta, Sara N Stulac, Michael L Rich, Corine Karema and Johanna P Daily
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:167
  10. Each year, several thousand cases of malaria occur in south-central Vietnam. Evidence from elsewhere suggests that malaria can have an economic impact on the household as the illness prevents households from c...

    Authors: Chantal M Morel, Ngo Duc Thang, Nguyen Xuan Xa, Le Xuan Hung, Le Khan Thuan, Pham Van Ky, Annette Erhart, Anne J Mills and Umberto D'Alessandro
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:166
  11. To combat malaria, the Kenya Ministry of Health and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have distributed insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) for use over beds, with coverage for children under five years of age i...

    Authors: Noboru Minakawa, Gabriel O Dida, Gorge O Sonye, Kyoko Futami and Satoshi Kaneko
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:165
  12. The Zambian Malaria Control Programme with the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) partners have developed the current National Malaria Strategic Plan (NMSP 2006–2011) which focuses on prevention based on the Integrated V...

    Authors: Emmanuel Chanda, Fred Masaninga, Michael Coleman, Chadwick Sikaala, Cecilia Katebe, Michael MacDonald, Kumar S Baboo, John Govere and Lucien Manga
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:164
  13. SINEs (Short INterspersed Elements) are homoplasy-free and co-dominant genetic markers which are considered to represent useful tools for population genetic studies, and could help clarifying the speciation pr...

    Authors: Federica Santolamazza, Emiliano Mancini, Frédéric Simard, Yumin Qi, Zhijian Tu and Alessandra della Torre
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:163
  14. Malaria is endemic in the low-altitude areas of the northern and eastern parts of South Africa with seasonal transmission. The aim of this descriptive study is to give an overview of the malaria incidence and ...

    Authors: Annette AM Gerritsen, Philip Kruger, Maarten F Schim van der Loeff and Martin P Grobusch
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:162
  15. Introduction of artemisinin combination therapy (ACT) has boosted interest in parasite-based malaria diagnosis, leading to increased use of rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), particularly in rural settings where m...

    Authors: Steven A Harvey, Larissa Jennings, Masela Chinyama, Fred Masaninga, Kurt Mulholland and David R Bell
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:160
  16. Maps of malaria distribution are vital for optimal allocation of resources for anti-malarial activities. There is a lack of reliable contemporary malaria maps in endemic countries in sub-Saharan Africa. This p...

    Authors: Abdisalan M Noor, Archie CA Clements, Peter W Gething, Grainne Moloney, Mohammed Borle, Tanya Shewchuk, Simon I Hay and Robert W Snow
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:159
  17. Medical entomologists increasingly recognize that the ability to make inferences between laboratory experiments of vector biology and epidemiological trends observed in the field is hindered by a conceptual an...

    Authors: Heather M Ferguson, Kija R Ng'habi, Thomas Walder, Demetrius Kadungula, Sarah J Moore, Issa Lyimo, Tanya L Russell, Honorathy Urassa, Hassan Mshinda, Gerry F Killeen and Bart GJ Knols
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:158
  18. It has been shown previously that human monocytes fed with haemozoin (HZ) or trophozoite-parasitized RBCs displayed increased matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) enzyme activity and protein/mRNA expression and ...

    Authors: Mauro Prato, Valentina Gallo, Giuliana Giribaldi and Paolo Arese
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:157
  19. Malaria in The Gambia is highly seasonal, with transmission occurring as Anopheles gambiae s.l. populations expand during and immediately after a single annual rainy season that lasts from June to October. There ...

    Authors: Musa Jawara, Margaret Pinder, Chris J Drakeley, Davis C Nwakanma, Ebrima Jallow, Claus Bogh, Steve W Lindsay and David J Conway
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:156
  20. Antibodies targeting variant antigens expressed on the surface of Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes have been associated with protection from clinical malaria. The precise target for these antibodies is...

    Authors: Claire L Mackintosh, Zoe Christodoulou, Tabitha W Mwangi, Moses Kortok, Robert Pinches, Thomas N Williams, Kevin Marsh and Christopher I Newbold
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:155
  21. Use of different methods for assessing the efficacy of artemisinin-based combination antimalarial treatments (ACTs) will result in different estimates being reported, with implications for changes in treatment...

    Authors: Elizabeth A Ashley, Loretxu Pinoges, Eleanor Turyakira, Grant Dorsey, Francesco Checchi, Hasifa Bukirwa, Ingrid van den Broek, Issaka Zongo, Pedro Pablo Palma Urruta, Michel van Herp, Suna Balkan, Walter R Taylor, Piero Olliaro and Jean-Paul Guthmann
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:154
  22. The use of plant repellents against nuisance biting insects is common and its potential for malaria vector control requires evaluation in areas with different level of malaria endemicity. The essential oils of Oc...

    Authors: Eliningaya J Kweka, Franklin Mosha, Asanterabi Lowassa, Aneth M Mahande, Jovin Kitau, Johnson Matowo, Michael J Mahande, Charles P Massenga, Filemoni Tenu, Emmanuel Feston, Ester E Lyatuu, Michael A Mboya, Rajabu Mndeme, Grace Chuwa and Emmanuel A Temu
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:152
  23. To investigate the impact of urban agriculture on malaria transmission risk in urban Accra larval and adult stage mosquito surveys, were performed. Local transmission was implicated as Anopheles spp. were found b...

    Authors: Eveline Klinkenberg, PJ McCall, Michael D Wilson, Felix P Amerasinghe and Martin J Donnelly
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:151
  24. Malaria is a very important cause of anaemia in tropical countries. Anaemia is assessed either by measurement of the haematocrit or the haemoglobin concentration. For comparisons across studies, it is often ne...

    Authors: Sue J Lee, Kasia Stepniewska, Nicholas Anstey, Elizabeth Ashley, Karen Barnes, Tran Quang Binh, Umberto D'Alessandro, Nicholas PJ Day, Peter J de Vries, Grant Dorsey, Jean-Paul Guthmann, Mayfong Mayxay, Paul Newton, Francois Nosten, Piero Olliaro, Lyda Osario…
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:149
  25. Multidrug resistance has emerged to both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum and yet the comparative epidemiology of these infections is poorly defined.

    Authors: Muhammad Karyana, Lenny Burdarm, Shunmay Yeung, Enny Kenangalem, Noah Wariker, Rilia Maristela, Ketut Gde Umana, Ram Vemuri, Maurits J Okoseray, Pasi M Penttinen, Peter Ebsworth, Paulus Sugiarto, Nicholas M Anstey, Emiliana Tjitra and Richard N Price
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:148
  26. The Camargue region is a former malaria endemic area, where potential Anopheles vectors are still abundant. Considering the importation of Plasmodium due to the high number of imported malaria cases in France, th...

    Authors: Nicolas Ponçon, Annelise Tran, Céline Toty, Adrian JF Luty and Didier Fontenille
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:147
  27. Malaria transmission in most agricultural ecosystems is complex and hence the need for developing a holistic malaria control strategy with adequate consideration of socio-economic factors driving transmission ...

    Authors: Peter N Ng'ang'a, Josephat Shililu, Gayathri Jayasinghe, Violet Kimani, Charity Kabutha, Lucy Kabuage, Ephantus Kabiru, John Githure and Clifford Mutero
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:146
  28. The Abuja target of increasing the proportion of people sleeping under insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) to 60% by the year 2005, as one of the measures for malaria control in Africa, has generated an influx of ...

    Authors: Olusola B Oresanya, Moshe Hoshen and Olayemi T Sofola
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:145
  29. The Plasmodium falciparum P126 protein is an asexual blood-stage malaria vaccine candidate antigen. Antibodies against P126 are able to inhibit parasite growth in vitro, and a major parasite-inhibitory epitope ha...

    Authors: Lilian Rose Pratt-Riccio, Selma Sallenave-Sales, Joseli de Oliveira-Ferreira, Bruno T da Silva, Monick Lindenmeyer Guimarães, Fátima Santos, Thatiane S de Simone, Mariza G Morgado, Salvatore G de Simone, Maria de Fátima Ferreira-Da-Cruz, Cláudio T Daniel-Ribeiro, Mariano G Zalis, Daniel Camus and Dalma M Banic
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:144
  30. Early diagnosis and prompt treatment including appropriate home-based treatment of malaria is a major strategy for malaria control. A major determinant of clinical outcome in case management is compliance and ...

    Authors: Adebola E Orimadegun, Olukemi K Amodu, Peter E Olumese and Olayemi O Omotade
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:143
  31. Antigen-specific antibody-mediated immune responses play an important role in natural protection against clinical malaria, but conflicting estimates of this association have emerged from immuno-epidemiological...

    Authors: Daniel Dodoo, Anastasia Aikins, Kwadwo Asamoah Kusi, Helena Lamptey, Ed Remarque, Paul Milligan, Samuel Bosomprah, Roma Chilengi, Yaa Difie Osei, Bartholomew Dicky Akanmori and Michael Theisen
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:142
  32. The length of the gonotrophic cycle varies the vectorial capacity of a mosquito vector and therefore its exact estimation is important in epidemiological modelling. Because the gonotrophic cycle length depends...

    Authors: Frédéric J Lardeux, Rosenka H Tejerina, Vicente Quispe and Tamara K Chavez
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:141
  33. El Niño events were suggested as a potential predictor for malaria epidemics in Sri Lanka based on the coincidence of nine out of 16 epidemics with El Niño events from 1870 to 1945. Here the potential for the ...

    Authors: Lareef Zubair, Gawrie N Galappaththy, Hyemin Yang, Janaki Chandimala, Zeenas Yahiya, Priyanie Amerasinghe, Neil Ward and Stephen J Connor
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:140
  34. In order to harmonize results for the detection and quantification of Plasmodium falciparum DNA by nucleic acid amplification technique (NAT)-based assays, a World Health Organization (WHO) collaborative study wa...

    Authors: David J Padley, Alan B Heath, Colin Sutherland, Peter L Chiodini and Sally A Baylis
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:139
  35. Larval control of malaria vectors has been historically successful in reducing malaria transmission, but largely fell out of favour with the introduction of synthetic insecticides and bed nets. However, an int...

    Authors: Rebecca L Gianotti, Arne Bomblies, Mustafa Dafalla, Ibrahim Issa-Arzika, Jean-Bernard Duchemin and Elfatih AB Eltahir
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:138
  36. Plasmodium falciparum STEVOR proteins, encoded by the multicopy stevor gene family have no known biological functions. Their expression and unique locations in different parasite life cycle stages evoke multiple ...

    Authors: Ayman Khattab, Insa Bonow, Nadine Schreiber, Michaela Petter, Christel Schmetz and Mo-Quen Klinkert
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:137
  37. The adaptation of Anopheles gambiae to humans and its environment involves an ongoing speciation process that can be best demonstrated by the existence of various chromosomal forms adapted to different environmen...

    Authors: Mamadou Ousmane Ndiath, Cécile Brengues, Lassana Konate, Cheikh Sokhna, Christian Boudin, Jean François Trape and Didier Fontenille
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:136
  38. To describe the prospects, achievements, challenges and opportunities for implementing intermittent preventive treatment for malaria in pregnancy (IPTp) in Tanzania in light of national antenatal care (ANC) gu...

    Authors: Godfrey M Mubyazi, Ib C Bygbjerg, Pascal Magnussen, Øystein Olsen, Jens Byskov, Kristian S Hansen and Paul Bloch
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:135
  39. HIV-related immune-suppression increases the risk of malaria (infection, disease and treatment failure) and probably the circulating parasite biomass, favoring the emergence of drug resistance parasites.

    Authors: Jean-Pierre Van geertruyden, Joris Menten, Robert Colebunders, Eline Korenromp and Umberto D'Alessandro
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:134
  40. Since 2000, the World Health Organization has recommended a package of interventions to prevent malaria during pregnancy and its sequelae that includes the promotion of insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), int...

    Authors: Abdunoor M Kabanywanyi, John R MacArthur, Wilma A Stolk, J Dik F Habbema, Hassan Mshinda, Peter B Bloland, Salim Abdulla and S Patrick Kachur
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:133
  41. Despite the abundance of studies conducted on the role of mosquitoes in malaria transmission, the biology and interaction of Plasmodium with its insect host still holds many mysteries. This paper provides the fir...

    Authors: Hamid R Basseri, Soghra Doosti, Kamran Akbarzadeh, Mehdi Nateghpour, Miranda MA Whitten and Hossein Ladoni
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:131
  42. Antibodies are the main effectors against malaria blood-stage parasites. Evaluation of functional activities in immune sera from Phase 2a/b vaccine trials may provide invaluable information in the search for i...

    Authors: Elke S Bergmann-Leitner, Ryan M Mease, Elizabeth H Duncan, Farhat Khan, John Waitumbi and Evelina Angov
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:129
  43. Falciparum malaria remains a major occupational illness that accounts for several deaths per year and numerous lost working days among the expatriate population, working or living in high-risk malarious areas....

    Authors: Anna H Roukens, Johannes Berg, Alex Barbey and Leo G Visser
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:128
  44. Malaria presents a diagnostic challenge in tribal belt of central India where two Plasmodium species, Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax, are prevalent. In these areas, rapid detection of the malaria para...

    Authors: Praveen K Bharti, Nipun Silawat, Pushpendra P Singh, Mrigendra P Singh, Manmohan Shukla, Gyan Chand, Aditya P Dash and Neeru Singh
    Citation: Malaria Journal 2008 7:126

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