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Malaria Parasites

Edited by Omolade Okwa

Lagos State University

Malaria is a global disease in the world today but most common in the poorest countries of the world, with 90% of deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. This book provides information on global efforts made by scientist which cuts across the continents of the world. Concerted efforts such as symbiont based malaria control; new applications in avian malaria studies; development of humanized mice to study P.falciparium (the most virulent species of malaria parasite); and current issues in laboratory diagnosis will support the prompt treatment of malaria. Research is ultimately gaining more grounds in the quest to provide vaccine for the prevention of malaria. The book features research aimed to bring a lasting solution to the malaria problem and what we should be doing now to face malaria, which is definitely useful for health policies in the twenty first century.

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Malaria ParasitesEdited by Omolade Okwa

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/1477

ISBN: 978-953-51-0326-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6912-3

Copyright year: 2012

Books open for chapter submissions

42006 Total Chapter Downloads

21 Crossref Citations

57 Web of Science Citations

59 Dimensions Citations


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1. Malaria, a Pending Problem in Sub-Saharan Africa

By Omolade O. Okwa


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2. Biology of Malaria Parasites

By John C. Igweh


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3. Proteomics of Anopheles gambiae

By V. Choumet


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4. Facing Malaria Parasite with Mosquito Symbionts

By Guido Favia, Irene Ricci, Patrizia Scuppa, Claudia Damiani, Paolo Rossi, Aida Capone, Chenoa De Freece, Matteo Valzano, Alessia Cappelli, Michela Mosca and Ulisse Ulissi


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5. Intraerythrocytic Plasmodium falciparum Growth in Serum-Free Medium with an Emphasis on Growth-Promoting Factors

By Hiroko Asahi


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6. Development of Humanized Mice to Study Asexual Blood Stage Plasmodium falciparum Infection

By R.K. Tyagi, N.K. Garg, T. Sahu and P. Prabha


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7. Human Erythrocyte Remodelling by Plasmodium falciparum

By Xue Yan Yam, Alassane Mbengue and Catherine Braun-Breton


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8. Recent Advances in Studies on Avian Malaria Parasites

By Alfonso Marzal


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9. Current Issues in Clinical and Laboratory Diagnosis in Malaria

By Adeola Orogade


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10. The Immunology of Malaria

By Sam M. Kinyanjui


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11. The Impact of Immune Responses on the Asexual Erythrocytic Stages of Plasmodium and the Implication for Vaccine Development

By Elke S. Bergmann-Leitner, Elizabeth H. Duncan and Evelina Angov


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12. Using Population Genetics to Guide Malaria Vaccine Design

By Alyssa E. Barry, James Beeson, John C. Reeder, Freya J.I. Fowkes and Alicia Arnott


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13. Human Genetic Contribution to the Outcome of Infection with Malaria Parasites

By Alison Machado, Cheikh Loucoubar, Laura Grange, Jean-François Bureau, Anavaj Sakuntabhai and Richard Paul


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14. In Silico Resources for Malaria Drug Discovery

By Pieter B. Burger and Fourie Joubert


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15. Advances in Antimalarial Drug Evaluation and New Targets for Antimalarials

By Grellier Philippe, Deregnaucourt Christiane and Florent Isabelle


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