Malaria is a tropical disease of parasitic origin transmitted by the Anopheles mosquito, caused by the protozoan of the genus Plasmodium. Around miles of people worldwide affected by disease, have been related the endemic development of genetic alterations, called erythrocyte polymorphisms. These erythrocyte polymorphisms have become tools for resistance against malaria, where they have had an impact on the appearance of hemoglobinopathies, enzymatic alterations in erythrocytes, and modifications in the structure of erythrocytes related to membrane proteins. These sections address a detailed approach to the resistance mechanisms involved against the development of P. falciparum and develop a complete development of the principles of molecular principles that attempt to explain the functioning of these biochemical mechanisms and the development of the parasite.
Part of the book: Malaria