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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912758/emerging-polymorphisms-in-falciparum-kelch-13-gene-in-northeastern-region-of-india
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Neelima Mishra, Ram Suresh Bharti, Prashant Mallick, Om Prakash Singh, Bina Srivastava, Roma Rana, Sobhan Phookan, Hardev Prasad Gupta, Pascal Ringwald, Neena Valecha
BACKGROUND: Recent reports of emergence and spread of artemisinin resistance in the Southeast Asia region, including Myanmar, pose a greater threat to malaria control and elimination in India. Whole genome sequencing studies have associated mutations in the K13 propeller gene (k13), PF3D7_1343700 with artemisinin resistance both in vitro and in vivo. The aim of the present study was to find the k13 gene polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum parasites from the three sites in the Northeast region of India, bordering Bangladesh and Myanmar...
December 3, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911780/selective-sweep-suggests-transcriptional-regulation-may-underlie-plasmodium-vivax-resilience-to-malaria-control-measures-in-cambodia
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Christian M Parobek, Jessica T Lin, David L Saunders, Eric J Barnett, Chanthap Lon, Charlotte A Lanteri, Sujata Balasubramanian, Nicholas Brazeau, Derrick K DeConti, Deen L Garba, Steven R Meshnick, Michele D Spring, Char Meng Chuor, Jeffrey A Bailey, Jonathan J Juliano
Cambodia, in which both Plasmodium vivax and Plasmodium falciparum are endemic, has been the focus of numerous malaria-control interventions, resulting in a marked decline in overall malaria incidence. Despite this decline, the number of P vivax cases has actually increased. To understand better the factors underlying this resilience, we compared the genetic responses of the two species to recent selective pressures. We sequenced and studied the genomes of 70 P vivax and 80 P falciparum isolates collected between 2009 and 2013...
November 28, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907215/cd8-t-cells-induce-fatal-brainstem-pathology-during-cerebral-malaria-via-luminal-antigen-specific-engagement-of-brain-vasculature
#3
Phillip A Swanson, Geoffrey T Hart, Matthew V Russo, Debasis Nayak, Takele Yazew, Mirna Peña, Shahid M Khan, Chris J Janse, Susan K Pierce, Dorian B McGavern
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection that results in thousands of deaths each year, mostly in African children. The in vivo mechanisms underlying this fatal condition are not entirely understood. Using the animal model of experimental cerebral malaria (ECM), we sought mechanistic insights into the pathogenesis of CM. Fatal disease was associated with alterations in tight junction proteins, vascular breakdown in the meninges / parenchyma, edema, and ultimately neuronal cell death in the brainstem, which is consistent with cerebral herniation as a cause of death...
December 2016: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905919/susceptibility-of-anopheles-gambiae-to-insecticides-used-for-malaria-vector-control-in-rwanda
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Emmanuel Hakizimana, Corine Karema, Dunia Munyakanage, Gad Iranzi, John Githure, Jon Eric Tongren, Willem Takken, Agnes Binagwaho, Constantianus J M Koenraadt
BACKGROUND: The widespread emergence of resistance to pyrethroids is a major threat to the gains made in malaria control. To monitor the presence and possible emergence of resistance against a variety of insecticides used for malaria control in Rwanda, nationwide insecticide resistance surveys were conducted in 2011 and 2013. METHODS: Larvae of Anopheles gambiae sensu lato mosquitoes were collected in 12 sentinel sites throughout Rwanda. These were reared to adults and analysed for knock-down and mortality using WHO insecticide test papers with standard diagnostic doses of the recommended insecticides...
December 1, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903279/in-vitro-and-in-vivo-anti-malarial-activity-of-novel-harmine-analog-heat-shock-protein-90-inhibitors-a-possible-partner-for-artemisinin
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Abebe Genetu Bayih, Asongna Folefoc, Abu Naser Mohon, Scott Eagon, Marc Anderson, Dylan R Pillai
BACKGROUND: The emergence of artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum strains poses a serious challenge to the control of malaria. This necessitates the development of new anti-malarial drugs. Previous studies have shown that the natural beta-carboline alkaloid harmine is a promising anti-malarial agent targeting the P. falciparum heat-shock protein 90 (PfHsp90). The aim of this study was to test the anti-malarial activity of harmine analogues. METHODS: Forty-two harmine analogues were synthesized and the binding of these analogues to P...
December 1, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903266/environmental-determinants-of-malaria-transmission-in-african-villages
#6
Noriko Endo, Elfatih A B Eltahir
BACKGROUND: Malaria transmission is complex, involving a range of hydroclimatological, biological, and environmental processes. The high degree of non-linearity in these processes makes it difficult to predict and intervene against malaria. This study seeks both to define a minimal number of malaria transmission determinants, and to provide a theoretical basis for sustainable environmental manipulation to prevent malaria transmission. METHODS: Using a field-tested mechanistic malaria model, HYDREMATS, a theoretical study was conducted under hypothetical conditions...
December 1, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896890/diterpenes-as-lead-molecules-against-neglected-tropical-diseases
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REVIEW
Marcus Vinícius Oliveira Barros de Alencar, João Marcelo de Castro E Sousa, Hercília Maria Lins Rolim, Maria das Graças Freire de Medeiros, Gilberto Santos Cerqueira, Fernanda Regina de Castro Almeida, Antônia Maria das Graças Lopes Citó, Paulo Michel Pinheiro Ferreira, José Arimatéia Dantas Lopes, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante, Md Torequl Islam
Nowadays, neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are reported to be present everywhere. Poor and developing areas in the world have received great attention to NTDs. Drug resistance, safety profile, and various challenges stimulate the search for alternative medications. Plant-based drugs are viewed with great interest, as they are believed to be devoid of side effects. Diterpenes, a family of essential oils, have showed attractive biological effects. A systematic review of the literature was carried out to summarize available evidences of diterpenes against NTDs...
November 29, 2016: Phytotherapy Research: PTR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895269/stability-of-dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine-tablet-halves-during-prolonged-storage-under-tropical-conditions
#8
Eva Maria Hodel, Harparkash Kaur, Dianne J Terlouw
Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) is recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria, used in efforts to contain artemisinin resistance, and increasingly considered for mass drug administration. Because of the narrow therapeutic dose range and available tablet strengths, the manufacturers and World Health Organization recommended regimens involve breaking tablets into halves to accurately dose children according to body weight. Use of tablet fractions in programmatic settings under tropical conditions requires a highly stable product; however, the stability of DP tablet fractions is unknown...
November 28, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894851/effectiveness-of-insecticide-treated-bednets-in-malaria-prevention-in-haiti-a-case-control-study
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Laura C Steinhardt, Yvan St Jean, Daniel Impoinvil, Kimberly E Mace, Ryan Wiegand, Curtis S Huber, Jean Semé Fils Alexandre, Joseph Frederick, Emery Nkurunziza, Samuel Jean, Brian Wheeler, Ellen Dotson, Laurence Slutsker, S Patrick Kachur, John W Barnwell, Jean Frantz Lemoine, Michelle A Chang
BACKGROUND: Insecticide-treated bednets (ITNs) are effective in preventing malaria where vectors primarily bite indoors and late at night, but their effectiveness is uncertain where vectors bite outdoors and earlier in the evening. We studied the effectiveness of ITNs following a mass distribution in Haiti from May to September, 2012, where the Anopheles albimanus vector bites primarily outdoors and often when people are awake. METHODS: In this case-control study, we enrolled febrile patients presenting to outpatient departments at 17 health facilities throughout Haiti from Sept 4, 2012, to Feb 27, 2014, who were tested with malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs), and administered questionnaires on ITN use and other risk factors...
November 25, 2016: Lancet Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894353/provider-and-user-acceptability-of-intermittent-screening-and-treatment-for-the-control-of-malaria-in-pregnancy-in-malawi
#10
Deborah Almond, Mwayi Madanitsa, Victor Mwapasa, Linda Kalilani-Phiri, Jayne Webster, Feiko Ter Kuile, Lucy Paintain
BACKGROUND: Malaria in pregnancy is a major cause of adverse maternal and fetal outcomes. Intermittent preventive treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (IPTp-SP) is one of the control strategies promoted by WHO. In response to mounting resistance to SP, intermittent screening and treatment (ISTp) has been proposed as an alternative. The objective of this study was to explore the acceptability of ISTp for health workers and pregnant women. METHODS: Semi-structured interviews of ten health workers and five focus group discussions of 38 women enrolled in an ongoing trial comparing IPTp-SP and ISTp with dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DP) were conducted at two antenatal clinics in rural Malawi...
November 28, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887739/differences-in-the-modulation-of-reactive-species-lipid-bodies-cyclooxygenase-2-5-lipoxygenase-and-ppar-%C3%AE-in-cerebral-malaria-susceptible-and-resistant-mice
#11
Tatiana K S Borges, Érica A R Alves, Henda A R Vasconcelos, Fabiana P Carneiro, André M Nicola, Kelly G Magalhães, Maria Imaculada Muniz-Junqueira
Proinflammatory responses are associated with the severity of cerebral malaria. NO, H2O2, eicosanoid and PPAR-γ are involved in proinflammatory responses, but regulation of these factors is unclear in malaria. This work aimed to compare the expression of eicosanoid-forming-enzymes in cerebral malaria-susceptible CBA and C57BL/6 and -resistant BALB/c mice. Mice were infected with Plasmodium berghei ANKA, and the survival rates and parasitemia curves were assessed. On the sixth day post-infection, cyclooxygenase-2 and 5-lipoxygenase in brain sections were assessed by immunohistochemistry, and, NO, H2O2, lipid bodies, and PPAR-γ expression were assessed in peritoneal macrophages...
November 17, 2016: Immunobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887614/insight-into-k13-propeller-gene-polymorphism-and-ex-vivo-dha-response-profiles-from-cameroonian-isolates
#12
Sandie Menard, Joëlle Njila Tchoufack, Christelle Ngou Maffo, Sandrine E Nsango, Xavier Iriart, Luc Abate, Majoline Tchioffo Tsapi, Parfait H Awono-Ambéné, Francis A Abega Mekongo, Isabelle Morlais, Antoine Berry
BACKGROUND: The spread of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to artemisinin derivatives in Southeast Asia is a major source of concern and the emergence of resistance in Africa would have dramatic consequences, by increasing malaria mortality and morbidity. It is therefore urgent to implement regular monitoring in sentinel sites in sub-Saharan Africa using robust and easy-to-implement tools. The prevalence of k13-propeller mutations and the phenotypic profiles are poorly known in sub-Saharan Africa...
November 26, 2016: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886547/comprehensive-review-on-various-strategies-for-antimalarial-drug-discovery
#13
Mitali Mishra, Vikash K Mishra, Varsha Kashaw, Arun K Iyer, Sushil Kumar Kashaw
The resistance of malaria parasites to existing drugs carries on growing and progressively limiting our ability to manage this severe disease and finally lead to a massive global health burden. Till now, malaria control has relied upon the traditional quinoline, antifolate and artemisinin compounds. Very few new antimalarials were developed in the past 50 years. Among recent approaches, identification of novel chemotherapeutic targets, exploration of natural products with medicinal significance, covalent bitherapy having a dual mode of action into a single hybrid molecule and malaria vaccine development are explored heavily...
November 12, 2016: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884199/a-bibliometric-analysis-of-literature-on-malaria-vector-resistance-1996-2015
#14
Waleed M Sweileh, Ansam F Sawalha, Samah W Al-Jabi, Sa'ed H Zyoud, Naser Y Shraim, Adham S Abu-Taha
BACKGROUND: Emergence of insecticide resistance in malaria vectors is a real threat to future goals of elimination and control of malaria. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess research trend on insecticide resistance of Anopheles mosquito. In specific, number of publications, countries, institutions, and authors' research profile, citation analysis, international collaborations, and impact of journals publishing documents on insecticide resistance will be presented. It was conducted via Scopus search engine which was used to retrieve relevant data...
November 25, 2016: Globalization and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27881677/basigin-interacts-with-plasmodium-vivax-tryptophan-rich-antigen-pvtrag38-as-a-second-erythrocyte-receptor-to-promote-parasite-growth
#15
Sumit Rathore, Sheena Dass, Divya Kandari, Inderjeet Kaur, Mayank Gupta, Yagya D Sharma
Elucidating molecular mechanisms of host-parasite interaction during red cell invasion by Plasmodium is important to develop newer antimalarial therapeutics. Recently, we have characterized a Plasmodium vivax tryptophan-rich antigen PvTRAg38, which is expressed by its merozoites, binds to host erythrocytes, and interferes with the parasite growth. Interaction of this parasite ligand to the host erythrocyte occurs through its two regions present at amino acid positions 167-178 (P2) and 197-208 (P4). Each region recognizes its own erythrocyte receptor...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27880887/de-novo-lead-optimization-of-triazine-derivatives-identifies-potent-antimalarials
#16
Ashutosh Shandilya, Nasimul Hoda, Sameena Khan, Ehtesham Jameel, Jitendra Kumar, B Jayaram
Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites among which Plasmodium falciparum is the most deadly. Due to the widespread resistance of the current antimalarial drugs, intense research efforts are focused on identification of new and potent antimalarials. We report here, a structure based drug discovery strategy for design of a series of effective and novel triazine based antimalarials. The X-ray structure of P. falciparum methyl transferase (PfPMT) is used as a target as it is unique to the parasite...
November 13, 2016: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27879115/preface
#17
Avner Friedman, Mirosław Lachowicz, Urszula Ledzewicz, Monika Joanna Piotrowska, Zuzanna Szymanska
This volume was inspired by the topics presented at the international conference "Micro and Macro Systems in Life Sciences" which was held on Jun 8-12, 2015 in Będlewo, Poland. System biology is an approach which tries to understand how micro systems, at the molecular and cellular levels, affect macro systems such as organs, tissue and populations. Thus it is not surprising that a major theme of this volume evolves around cancer and its treatment. Articles on this topic include models for tumor induced angiogenesis, without and with delays, metastatic niche of the bone marrow, drug resistance and metronomic chemotherapy, and virotherapy of glioma...
February 1, 2017: Mathematical Biosciences and Engineering: MBE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876974/mosquito-larvicidal-activity-of-cadmium-nanoparticles-synthesized-from-petal-extracts-of-marigold-tagetes-sp-and-rose-rosa-sp-flower
#18
Amita Hajra, Snehali Dutta, Naba Kumar Mondal
Mosquitoes are blood-thirsty insects and serve as the most important vectors for spreading most notorious diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue fever, and filariasis. The extensive use of synthetic mosquito repellent has resulted in resistance in mosquitoes. Therefore, the development of a reliable, eco-friendly processes for the synthesis of nano dimensional materials is an utmost important aspect of nanotechnology. In the present study, authors report absolute green synthesis of cadmium nanoparticles using marigold and rose flower petal extract...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876960/characterization-and-control-of-symbiotic-bacillus-cereus-isolated-from-the-mid-gut-of-anopheles-subpictus-grassi
#19
Priyanka Mukhopadhyay, Soumendranath Chatterjee
An investigation was done to find out the role of gut bacterium on the larval development and survival of Anopheles subpictus, the vector responsible for the transmission of malaria. An. subpictus mosquitoes breed exclusively in stagnant water, including shrimp/fish ponds with high nutrient level. One bacterial strain (CX2) was isolated from the midgut of late third instar of mosquito larvae. The bacterial isolate was sensitive to recommended doses of tetracyclin (30 µg/disc), doxycycline (30 µg/disc), kanamycin (30 µg/disc), gentamycin (10 µg/disc), streptomycin (10 µg/disc), vancomycin (30 µg/disc), ofloxacin (5 µg/disc), levofloxacin (5 µg/disc), gatifloxacin (10 µg/disc), but resistant to ampicillin (10 µg/disc)...
December 2016: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876046/increasing-insecticide-resistance-in-anopheles-funestus-and-anopheles-arabiensis-in-malawi-2011-2015
#20
Themba Mzilahowa, Martin Chiumia, Rex B Mbewe, Veronica T Uzalili, Madalitso Luka-Banda, Anna Kutengule, Don P Mathanga, Doreen Ali, John Chiphwanya, John Zoya, Shadreck Mulenga, Wilfred Dodoli, Jennifer Bergeson-Lockwood, Peter Troell, Jessica Oyugi, Kim Lindblade, John E Gimnig
BACKGROUND: Susceptibility of principal Anopheles malaria vectors to common insecticides was monitored over a 5-year period across Malawi to inform and guide the national malaria control programme. METHODS: Adult blood-fed Anopheles spp. and larvae were collected from multiple sites in sixteen districts across the country between 2011 and 2015. First generation (F1) progeny aged 2-5 days old were tested for susceptibility, using standard WHO procedures, against pyrethroids (permethrin and deltamethrin), carbamates (bendiocarb and propoxur), organophosphates (malathion and pirimiphos-methyl) and an organochlorine (DDT)...
November 22, 2016: Malaria Journal
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