Assessing Plasmodium falciparum transmission in mosquito-feeding assays using quantitative PCR

Evaluating the efficacy of transmission-blocking interventions relies on mosquito-feeding assays, with transmission typically assessed by microscopic identification of oocysts in mosquito midguts; however, mic...
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Discovery of mutation 50,000 years ago could help in the fight against malaria.
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ConclusionAccording to our results, Nested PCR method had higher sensitivity than LM and is suggested as a good approach for malaria detection. Consideration the wide diversity of tested isolates and the importance of vaccine development, which is affected by this diversity, further studies are needed in this regard.
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Contributors : Wieteke A Hoeijmakers ; Rich árd Bártfai ; Christa G ToenhakeSeries Type : Expression profiling by high throughput sequencingOrganism : Plasmodium falciparumEpigenetic regulatory mechanisms are central to the development and survival of all eukaryotic organisms. These mechanisms critically depend on the marking of chromatin domains with distinctive histone tail modifications (PTMs) and their recognition by effector protein complexes. In this project, histone peptide pull-downs and protein-protein interaction quantitative proteomics were used to unveil interactions between PTMs and associated re...
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ACS Chemical BiologyDOI: 10.1021/acschembio.9b00739
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Date: Wednesday, 11 13, 2019; Speaker: Lawrence Wang, Doctoral Candidate, Immunology Laboratory, Cellular Immunology Section, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, VRC; Building: Building 45 (Natcher Building); Ruth Kirschstein Auditorium
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Date: Wednesday, 11 13, 2019; Speaker: Laura Amo, Ph.D. , Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Immunogenetics, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Building: Building 45 (Natcher Building); Ruth Kirschstein Auditorium
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