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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317032/first-report-of-the-east-african-kdr-mutation-in-an-anopheles-gambiae-mosquito-in-c%C3%A3-te-d-ivoire
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Mouhamadou Chouaïbou, Fodjo Behi Kouadio, Emmanuel Tia, Luc Djogbenou
Background. The intensive use of insecticides in public health and agriculture has led to the development of insecticide resistances in malaria vectors across sub-Saharan Africa countries in the last two decades. The kdr target site point mutation which is among the best characterised resistance mechanisms seems to be changing its distribution patterns on the African continent. The 1014F  kdr mutation originally described only in West Africa is spreading to East Africa while the 1014S  kdr mutation originally described in East Africa, is spreading to West and Central Africa...
February 9, 2017: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301607/green-tea-proanthocyanidins-cause-impairment-of-hormone-regulated-larval-development-and-reproductive-fitness-via-repression-of-juvenile-hormone-acid-methyltransferase-insulin-like-peptide-and-cytochrome-p450-genes-in-anopheles-gambiae-sensu-stricto
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Jackson M Muema, Steven G Nyanjom, James M Mutunga, Sospeter N Njeru, Joel L Bargul
Successful optimization of plant-derived compounds into control of nuisance insects would benefit from scientifically validated targets. However, the close association between the genotypic responses and physiological toxicity effects mediated by these compounds remains underexplored. In this study, we evaluated the sublethal dose effects of proanthocyanidins (PAs) sourced from green tea (Camellia sinensis) on life history traits of Anopheles gambiae (sensu stricto) mosquitoes with an aim to unravel the probable molecular targets...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289025/age-weight-and-cyp2d6-genotype-are-major-determinants-of-primaquine-pharmacokinetics-in-african-children
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Bronner P Gonçalves, Helmi Pett, Alfred B Tiono, Daryl Murry, Sodiomon Sirima, Mikko Niemi, Teun Bousema, Chris Drakeley, Rob Ter Heine
Low dose primaquine is recommended to prevent Plasmodium falciparum malaria transmission in areas threatened by artemisinin resistance and areas aiming for malaria elimination. Community treatment campaigns with artemisinin-based combination therapy in combination with the gametocytocidal primaquine dose target all age groups but no studies thus far have assessed the pharmacokinetics of this gametocytocidal drug in African children. We recruited forty children participating in a primaquine efficacy trial in Burkina Faso to study primaquine pharmacokinetics...
March 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288632/unexpected-selections-of-plasmodium-falciparum-polymorphisms-in-previously-treatment-na%C3%A3-ve-areas-after-monthly-presumptive-administration-of-three-different-anti-malarial-drugs-in-liberia-1976-78
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Irina T Jovel, Anders Björkman, Cally Roper, Andreas Mårtensson, Johan Ursing
BACKGROUND: To assess the effect on malaria prevalence, village specific monthly administrations of pyrimethamine, chlorproguanil, chloroquine or placebo were given to children in four previously treatment-naïve Liberian villages, 1976-78. Plasmodium falciparum in vivo resistance developed to pyrimethamine only. Selection of molecular markers of P. falciparum resistance after 2 years of treatment are reported. METHODS: Blood samples were collected from 191 study children in a survey in 1978...
March 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274886/increased-susceptibility-of-blood-type-o-individuals-to-develop-anemia-in-plasmodium-vivax-infection
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Sarah Stela Resende, Vanessa Gonçalves Milagres, Daniel Gonçalves Chaves, Cor Jesus Fernandes Fontes, Luzia Helena Carvalho, Tais Nobrega Sousa, Cristiana Ferreira Alves de Brito
Plasmodium vivax has been reported to cause severe malaria, and one of the main resulting complications is anemia. Considering that P. vivax infects only young erythrocytes, anemia has been associated with the destruction of infected and non-infected erythrocytes. However, few studies have focused on understanding the relationship between the pathogenesis of P. vivax malaria and human genetic polymorphisms. Although ABO groups seem to influence the outcome of Plasmodium falciparum malaria, the association between P...
March 6, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266719/ancestry-plasmodium-cynomolgi-prevalence-and-rhesus-macaque-admixture-in-cynomolgus-macaques-macaca-fascicularis-bred-for-export-in-chinese-breeding-farms
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Xinjun Zhang, Yuhuan Meng, Paul Houghton, Mingyu Liu, Sreetharan Kanthaswamy, Robert Oldt, Jillian Ng, Jessica Satkoski Trask, Ren Huang, Balbir Singh, Hongli Du, David Glenn Smith
BACKGROUND: Most cynomolgus macaques (Macaca fascicularis) used in the United States as animal models are imported from Chinese breeding farms without documented ancestry. Cynomolgus macaques with varying rhesus macaque ancestry proportions may exhibit differences, such as susceptibility to malaria, that affect their suitability as a research model. METHODS: DNA of 400 cynomolgus macaques from 10 Chinese breeding farms was genotyped to characterize their regional origin and rhesus ancestry proportion...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Medical Primatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264857/the-malaria-taqman-array-card-87-assays-for-plasmodium-falciparum-drug-resistance-speciation-and-genotyping-in-a-single-reaction
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Suporn Pholwat, Jie Liu, Suzanne Stroup, Shevin Jacob, Patrick Banura, Christopher Moore, Fang Huang, Miriam Laufer, Eric Houpt, Jennifer Guler
Antimalarial drug resistance exacerbates the global disease burden and complicates eradication efforts. To facilitate the surveillance of resistance markers in malaria-endemic countries, we developed a suite of TaqMan assays for known resistance markers and compartmentalized them into a single array card (TAC). We included 87 assays for species identification, the detection of Plasmodium falciparum mutations associated with chloroquine, atovaquone, pyrimethamine, sulfadoxine, and artemisinin resistance, and neutral single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) genotyping...
March 6, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249579/assessing-the-impact-of-differences-in-malaria-transmission-intensity-on-clinical-and-haematological-indices-in-children-with-malaria
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Henrietta E Mensah-Brown, James Abugri, Kwaku P Asante, Duah Dwomoh, David Dosoo, Frank Atuguba, David J Conway, Gordon A Awandare
BACKGROUND: Malaria control interventions have led to a decline in transmission intensity in many endemic areas, and resulted in elimination in some areas. This decline, however, will lead to delayed acquisition of protective immunity and thus impact disease manifestation and outcomes. Therefore, the variation in clinical and haematological parameters in children with malaria was assessed across three areas in Ghana with varying transmission intensities. METHODS: A total of 568 children between the ages of 2 and 14 years with confirmed malaria were recruited in hospitals in three areas with varying transmission intensities (Kintampo > Navrongo > Accra) and a comprehensive analysis of parasitological, clinical, haematological and socio-economic parameters was performed...
March 1, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237831/different-origin-and-dispersal-of-sulphadoxine-resistant-plasmodium-falciparum-haplotypes-between-eastern-africa-and-democratic-republic-of-congo
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Vito Baraka, Christopher Delgado-Ratto, Sidsel Nag, Deus S Ishengoma, Rashid A Madebe, Hypolite Muhindo Mavoko, Carolyn Nabasumba, Pascal Lutumba, Michael Alifrangis, Jean-Pierre Van Geertruyden
Sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP) is still used for malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa; however, widespread resistance is a major concern. This study aimed to determine the dispersal and origin of sulphadoxine resistance lineages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo compared with East African Plasmodium falciparum dihydropteroate synthetase (Pfdhps) haplotypes. The analysis involved 264 isolates collected from patients with uncomplicated malaria from Tanzania, Uganda and DR Congo. Isolates were genotyped for Pfdhps mutations at codons 436, 437, 540, 581 and 613...
February 22, 2017: International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214367/population-genetic-structure-and-adaptation-of-malaria-parasites-on-the-edge-of-endemic-distribution
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Craig W Duffy, Hampate Ba, Samuel Assefa, Ambroise D Ahouidi, Yacine B Deh, Abderahmane Tandia, Freja C M Kirsebom, Dominic P Kwiatkowski, David J Conway
To determine whether the major human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum exhibits fragmented population structure or local adaptation at the northern limit of its African distribution where the dry Sahel zone meets the Sahara, samples were collected from diverse locations within Mauritania over a range of ~ 1000 kilometres. Microsatellite genotypes were obtained for 203 clinical infection samples from eight locations, and Illumina paired-end sequences were obtained to yield high coverage genome-wide single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data for 65 clinical infection samples from four locations...
February 18, 2017: Molecular Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196496/molecular-evidence-of-plasmodium-vivax-infection-in-duffy-negative-symptomatic-individuals-from-dschang-west-cameroon
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Gianluca Russo, Giovanni Faggioni, Giacomo Maria Paganotti, Ghyslaine Bruna Djeunang Dongho, Alice Pomponi, Riccardo De Santis, Gianpiero Tebano, Mpoame Mbida, Martin Sanou Sobze, Vincenzo Vullo, Giovanni Rezza, Florigio Romano Lista
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium vivax infection is known to be rare in West/Central Africa, the most accepted explanation being the lack of expression of erythroid Duffy antigen in the local human populations. Duffy negativity prevents the parasite to exploit the entry mechanism on the red blood cell surface. However, there are a growing number of reported vivax infections in Duffy-negative individuals. Data on P. vivax circulation in Cameroon are limited. The aim of the study was to evaluate the P...
February 14, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191507/mapping-the-distribution-of-anopheles-funestus-across-benin-highlights-a-sharp-contrast-of-susceptibility-to-insecticides-and-infection-rate-to-plasmodium-between-southern-and-northern-populations
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Rousseau Djouaka, Romaric Akoton, Genevieve M Tchigossou, Seun M Atoyebi, Helen Irving, Michael O Kusimo, Innocent Djegbe, Jacob M Riveron, Eric Tossou, Akadiri Yessoufou, Charles S Wondji
Background. Malaria remains an important public health issue in Benin, with Anopheles gambiae s.l. and Anopheles funestus s.s being the predominant vectors. This study was designed to generate information on An. funestus distribution, molecular speciation, Plasmodium infection rate and insecticide susceptibility status across Benin. Methods. Mosquito samples were collected from December 2014 to January 2016 in 46 localities in Benin. These samples were mapped and An. funestus collected were speciated to the molecular level...
December 14, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183301/cellulose-filtration-of-blood-from-malaria-patients-for-improving-ex-vivo-growth-of-plasmodium-falciparum-parasites
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Sixbert I Mkumbaye, Daniel T R Minja, Jakob S Jespersen, Michael Alifrangis, Reginald A Kavishe, Steven B Mwakalinga, John P Lusingu, Thor G Theander, Thomas Lavstsen, Christian W Wang
BACKGROUND: Establishing in vitro Plasmodium falciparum culture lines from patient parasite isolates can offer deeper understanding of geographic variations of drug sensitivity and mechanisms of malaria pathogenesis and immunity. Cellulose column filtration of blood is an inexpensive, rapid and effective method for the removal of host factors, such as leucocytes and platelets, significantly improving the purification of parasite DNA in a blood sample. METHODS: In this study, the effect of cellulose column filtration of venous blood on the initial in vitro growth of P...
February 10, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170391/haemolysis-in-g6pd-heterozygous-females-treated-with-primaquine-for-plasmodium-vivax-malaria-a-nested-cohort-in-a-trial-of-radical-curative-regimens
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Cindy S Chu, Germana Bancone, Kerryn A Moore, Htun Htun Win, Niramon Thitipanawan, Christina Po, Nongnud Chowwiwat, Rattanaporn Raksapraidee, Pornpimon Wilairisak, Aung Pyae Phyo, Lily Keereecharoen, Stéphane Proux, Prakaykaew Charunwatthana, François Nosten, Nicholas J White
BACKGROUND: Radical cure of Plasmodium vivax malaria with 8-aminoquinolines (primaquine or tafenoquine) is complicated by haemolysis in individuals with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency. G6PD heterozygous females, because of individual variation in the pattern of X-chromosome inactivation (Lyonisation) in erythroid cells, may have low G6PD activity in the majority of their erythrocytes, yet are usually reported as G6PD "normal" by current phenotypic screening tests...
February 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161569/the-spread-of-artemisinin-resistant-plasmodium-falciparum-in-the-greater-mekong-subregion-a-molecular-epidemiology-observational-study
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Mallika Imwong, Kanokon Suwannasin, Chanon Kunasol, Kreepol Sutawong, Mayfong Mayxay, Huy Rekol, Frank M Smithuis, Tin Maung Hlaing, Kyaw M Tun, Rob W van der Pluijm, Rupam Tripura, Olivo Miotto, Didier Menard, Mehul Dhorda, Nicholas P J Day, Nicholas J White, Arjen M Dondorp
BACKGROUND: Evidence suggests that the PfKelch13 mutations that confer artemisinin resistance in falciparum malaria have multiple independent origins across the Greater Mekong subregion, which has motivated a regional malaria elimination agenda. We aimed to use molecular genotyping to assess antimalarial drug resistance selection and spread in the Greater Mekong subregion. METHODS: In this observational study, we tested Plasmodium falciparum isolates from Myanmar, northeastern Thailand, southern Laos, and western Cambodia for PfKelch13 mutations and for Pfplasmepsin2 gene amplification (indicating piperaquine resistance)...
February 1, 2017: Lancet Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28143417/early-rising-asexual-parasitaemia-in-nigerian-children-following-a-first-dose-of-artemisinin-based-combination-treatments-of-falciparum-malaria
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Akintunde Sowunmi, Kazeem Akano, Adejumoke I Ayede, Elsie O Adewoye, Godwin Ntadom, Bayo Fatunmbi, Grace O Gbotosho, Onikepe A Folarin, Christian T Happi
BACKGROUND: Early rising asexual parasitaemia (ERAP), initially defined as 'an increase in the parasite count over the baseline pre-treatment level during the first 24 h of treatment' of falciparum malaria with artemisinin derivatives is well documented, but there is no characterization of its risk factors, kinetics, molecular features or relationship to late-appearing anaemia (LAA) in acute falciparum malaria in African children following oral artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs)...
January 31, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142190/sickle-cell-trait-is-associated-with-controlled-levels-of-heme-and-mild-pro-inflammatory-response-during-acute-malaria-infection
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Temitope W Ademolue, Olukemi K Amodu, Gordon A Awandare
The controlled induction of hemeoxygenase-1 (HO-1), an enzyme that catabolizes heme, has been shown to reduce heme, preventing pathologies associated with heme toxicity. The hemoglobin genotype HbAS confers reduced susceptibility to severe complications of malaria by a mechanism that is not well understood. Using a longitudinal approach, we investigated the effect of baseline concentrations of HO-1 on the accumulation of heme during acute Plasmodium falciparum malaria in HbAS and HbAA genotypes. Plasma concentrations of heme, HO-1, and cytokines were quantified in venous blood obtained from children (9 months-5 years of age) during malaria infection, and at convalescence (baseline levels)...
January 31, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137815/k13-propeller-mutations-in-plasmodium-falciparum-populations-in-malaria-endemic-regions-of-vietnam-from-2009-to-2016
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Nguyen Thuy-Nhien, Nguyen Kim Tuyen, Nguyen Thanh Tong, Tuong Vy, Ngo Viet Thanh, Huynh Thuy Van, Pham Huong-Thu, Huynh Hong Quang, Maciej F Boni, Christiane Dolecek, Jeremy Farrar, Guy E Thwaites, Olivo Miotto, Nicholas J White, Tran Tinh Hien
The spread of artemisinin resistant P. falciparum compromises the therapeutic efficacy of artemisinin combination therapies (ACT) and is considered the greatest threat to current global initiatives to control and eliminate malaria. This is particularly relevant for Vietnam, where dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) is the recommended ACT for P. falciparum The propeller domain gene of K13, a molecular marker of artemisinin resistance, was sequenced successfully in 1060 P. falciparum isolates collected at 3 malaria hotspots in Vietnam between 2009 and 2016...
January 30, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115674/grammomys-surdaster-the-natural-host-for-plasmodium-berghei-parasites-as-a-model-to-study-whole-organism-vaccines-against-malaria
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Solomon Conteh, Charles Anderson, Lynn Lambert, Sachy Orr-Gonzalez, Jessica Herrod, Yvette L Robbins, Dariyen Carter, Stomy Bin Shamamba Karhemere, Pati Pyana, Philippe Büscher, Patrick E Duffy
Inbred mice are commonly used to test candidate malaria vaccines, but have been unreliable for predicting efficacy in humans. To establish a more rigorous animal model, we acquired African woodland thicket rats of the genus Grammomys, the natural hosts for Plasmodium berghei Thicket rats were acquired and identified as Grammomys surdaster by skull and teeth measurements and mitochondrial DNA genotyping. Herein, we demonstrate that thicket rats are highly susceptible to infection by P berghei, and moderately susceptible to Plasmodium yoelii and Plasmodium chabaudi: 1-2 infected mosquito bites or 25-100 sporozoites administered by intravenous injection consistently resulted in patent parasitemia with P...
January 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28114990/recent-uptake-of-intermittent-preventive-treatment-during-pregnancy-with-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine-is-associated-with-increased-prevalence-of-pfdhfr-mutations-in-bobo-dioulasso-burkina-faso
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Mamoudou Cisse, Gordon A Awandare, Alamissa Soulama, Halidou Tinto, Marie-Pierre Hayette, Robert T Guiguemdé
BACKGROUND: The impact of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) used as intermittent preventive treatment during pregnancy (IPTp-SP) on mutant parasite selection has been poorly documented in Burkina Faso. This study sought first to explore the relationship between IPTp-SP and the presence of mutant parasites. Second, to assess the relationship between the mutant parasites and adverse pregnancy outcomes. METHODS: From September to December 2010, dried blood spots (DBS) were collected during antenatal care visits and at delivery from 109 pregnant women with microscopically confirmed falciparum malaria infection...
January 23, 2017: Malaria Journal
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