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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329160/maternal-microchimerism-predicts-increased-infection-but-decreased-disease-due-to-p-falciparum-during-early-childhood
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Whitney E Harrington, Sami B Kanaan, Atis Muehlenbachs, Robert Morrison, Philip Stevenson, Michal Fried, Patrick E Duffy, J Lee Nelson
BACKGROUND: A mother's infection with placental malaria (PM) can affect her child's susceptibility to malaria, although the mechanism remains unclear. The fetus acquires a small amount of maternal cells and DNA known as maternal microchimerism (MMc), and we hypothesized that PM increases MMc and that MMc alters risk of P. falciparum malaria during infancy. METHODS: In a nested cohort from Muheza, Tanzania, we evaluated the presence and level of cord blood MMc in offspring of women with and without PM...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327148/drug-resistance-mediating-plasmodium-falciparum-polymorphisms-and-clinical-presentations-of-parasitaemic-children-in-uganda
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Stephen Tukwasibwe, Patrick Tumwebaze, Melissa Conrad, Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Moses R Kamya, Grant Dorsey, Samuel L Nsobya, Bryan Greenhouse, Philip J Rosenthal
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum genetic polymorphisms that mediate altered drug sensitivity may impact upon virulence. In a cross-sectional study, Ugandan children with infections mutant at pfcrt K76T, pfmdr1 N86Y, or pfmdr1 D1246Y had about one-fourth the odds of symptomatic malaria compared to those with infections with wild type (WT) sequences. However, results may have been confounded by greater likelihood in those with symptomatic disease of higher density mixed infections and/or recent prior treatment that selected for WT alleles...
March 21, 2017: Malaria Journal
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/28286147/evaluation-and-assessment-of-read-mapping-by-multiple-next-generation-sequencing-aligners-based-on-genome-wide-characteristics
#4
Subazini Thankaswamy-Kosalai, Partho Sen, Intawat Nookaew
Massive data produced due to the advent of next-generation sequencing (NGS) technology is widely used for biological researches and medical diagnosis. The crucial step in NGS analysis is read alignment or mapping which is computationally intensive and complex. The mapping bias tends to affect the downstream analysis, including detection of polymorphisms. In order to provide guidelines to the biologist for suitable selection of aligners; we have evaluated and benchmarked 5 different aligners (BWA, Bowtie2, NovoAlign, Smalt and Stampy) and their mapping bias based on characteristics of 5 microbial genomes...
March 9, 2017: Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277932/trans-kingdom-small-rna-transfer-during-host-pathogen-interactions-the-case-of-p-falciparum-and-erythrocytes
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Katelyn A Walzer, Jen-Tsan Chi
This review focuses on the role of trans-kingdom movement of small RNA (sRNA) molecules between parasites, particularly Plasmodium falciparum, and their respective host cells. While the intercellular transfer of sRNAs within organisms is well recognized, recent studies illustrate many examples of trans-kingdom sRNA exchange within the context of host-parasite interactions. These interactions are predominantly found in the transfer of host sRNAs between erythrocytes and the invading P. falciparum, as well as other host cell types...
February 17, 2017: RNA Biology
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/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/28261200/vaccination-with-altered-peptide-ligands-of-a-plasmodium-berghei-circumsporozoite-protein-cd8-t-cell-epitope-a-model-to-generate-t-cells-resistant-to-immune-interference-by-polymorphic-epitopes
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Gabriela Minigo, Katie L Flanagan, Robyn M Slattery, Magdalena Plebanski
Many pathogens, including the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, display high levels of polymorphism within T-cell epitope regions of proteins associated with protective immunity. The T-cell epitope variants are often non-cross-reactive. Herein, we show in a murine model, which modifies a protective CD8 T-cell epitope from the circumsporozoite protein (CS) of Plasmodium berghei (SYIPSAEKI), that simultaneous or sequential co-stimulation with two of its putative similarly non-cross-reactive altered peptide ligand (APL) epitopes (SYIPSAEDI or SYIPSAEAI) has radically different effects on immunity...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253868/selections-frameshift-mutations-and-copy-number-variation-detected-on-the-surf-4-1-gene-in-the-western-kenyan-plasmodium-falciparum-population
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Jesse N Gitaka, Mika Takeda, Masatsugu Kimura, Zulkarnain Md Idris, Chim W Chan, James Kongere, Kazuhide Yahata, Francis W Muregi, Yoshio Ichinose, Akira Kaneko, Osamu Kaneko
BACKGROUND: Plasmodium falciparum SURFIN4.1 is a putative ligand expressed on the merozoite and likely on the infected red blood cell, whose gene was suggested to be under directional selection in the eastern Kenyan population, but under balancing selection in the Thai population. To understand this difference, surf 4.1 sequences of western Kenyan P. falciparum isolates were analysed. Frameshift mutations and copy number variation (CNV) were also examined for the parasites from western Kenya and Thailand...
March 2, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237491/homozygosity-for-the-cd1e-02-allele-is-associated-with-a-resistance-to-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-infection-in-gabonese-school-children
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Landry-Erik Mombo, Francine Ntoumi, Cyrille Bisseye, Rajendranath Ramasawmy, Pascal Millet, Ryad Tamouza
OBJECTIVE: To explore the possible association between polymorphisms in CD1 genes and both asymptomatic and mild Plasmodium falciparum infection. METHODS: Two clusters of 85 school children, from the village of Dienga (Gabon) were investigated. The first group was analysed for the prevalence and the multiplicity of asymptomatic P. falciparum infection, whereas the second group was screened for the frequency of malarial attacks. RESULTS: Our findings showed that homozygosity for the CD1E*02 allele was associated with a low frequency of malarial attacks...
February 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Medicine
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/28163236/evolution-of-the-merozoite-surface-protein-7-msp7-family-in-plasmodium-vivax-and-p-falciparum-a-comparative-approach
#12
Andreína I Castillo, M Andreína Pacheco, Ananias A Escalante
Malaria parasites (genus Plasmodium) are a diverse group found in many species of vertebrate hosts. These parasites invade red blood cells in a complex process comprising several proteins, many encoded by multigene families, one of which is merozoite surface protein 7 (msp7). In the case of Plasmodium vivax, the most geographically widespread human-infecting species, differences in the number of paralogs within multigene families have been previously explained, at least in part, as potential adaptations to the human host...
February 2, 2017: Infection, Genetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139719/a-functional-il22-polymorphism-rs2227473-is-associated-with-predisposition-to-childhood-cerebral-malaria
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Sandrine Marquet, Ianina Conte, Belco Poudiougou, Laurent Argiro, Hélia Dessein, Charlène Couturier, Florence Burté, Aboubacar A Oumar, Biobele J Brown, Abdoualye Traore, Nathaniel K Afolabi, Abdoulaye Barry, Samuel Omokhodion, Wuraola A Shokunbi, Olugbemiro Sodeinde, Ogobara Doumbo, Delmiro Fernandez-Reyes, Alain J Dessein
Cerebral malaria (CM) is a severe complication of Plasmodium falciparum infection. This encephalopathy is characterized by coma and is thought to result from mechanical microvessel obstruction and an excessive activation of immune cells leading to pathological inflammation and blood-brain barrier alterations. IL-22 contributes to both chronic inflammatory and infectious diseases, and may have protective or pathogenic effects, depending on the tissue and disease state. We evaluated whether polymorphisms (n = 46) of IL22 and IL22RA2 were associated with CM in children from Nigeria and Mali...
January 31, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28125584/the-real-mccoil-a-method-for-the-concurrent-estimation-of-the-complexity-of-infection-and-snp-allele-frequency-for-malaria-parasites
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Hsiao-Han Chang, Colin J Worby, Adoke Yeka, Joaniter Nankabirwa, Moses R Kamya, Sarah G Staedke, Grant Dorsey, Maxwell Murphy, Daniel E Neafsey, Anna E Jeffreys, Christina Hubbart, Kirk A Rockett, Roberto Amato, Dominic P Kwiatkowski, Caroline O Buckee, Bryan Greenhouse
As many malaria-endemic countries move towards elimination of Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent human malaria parasite, effective tools for monitoring malaria epidemiology are urgent priorities. P. falciparum population genetic approaches offer promising tools for understanding transmission and spread of the disease, but a high prevalence of multi-clone or polygenomic infections can render estimation of even the most basic parameters, such as allele frequencies, challenging. A previous method, COIL, was developed to estimate complexity of infection (COI) from single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) data, but relies on monogenomic infections to estimate allele frequencies or requires external allele frequency data which may not available...
January 2017: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28119047/variable-number-of-tandem-repeats-of-9-plasmodium-vivax-genes-among-southeast-asian-isolates
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Bo Wang, Myat Htut Nyunt, Seung-Gyu Yun, Feng Lu, Yang Cheng, Jin-Hee Han, Kwon-Soo Ha, Won Sun Park, Seok-Ho Hong, Chae-Seung Lim, Jun Cao, Jetsumon Sattabongkot, Myat Phone Kyaw, Liwang Cui, Eun-Taek Han
The variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs) provides valuable information about both the functional and evolutionary aspects of genetic diversity. Comparative analysis of 3 Plasmodium falciparum genomes has shown that more than 9% of its open reading frames (ORFs) harbor VNTRs. Although microsatellites and VNTR genes of P. vivax were reported, the VNTR polymorphism of genes has not been examined widely. In this study, 230 P. vivax genes were analyzed for VNTRs by SERV, and 33 kinds of TR deletions or insertions from 29 P...
January 22, 2017: Acta Tropica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117431/culture-adaptation-of-malaria-parasites-selects-for-convergent-loss-of-function-mutants
#16
Antoine Claessens, Muna Affara, Samuel A Assefa, Dominic P Kwiatkowski, David J Conway
Cultured human pathogens may differ significantly from source populations. To investigate the genetic basis of laboratory adaptation in malaria parasites, clinical Plasmodium falciparum isolates were sampled from patients and cultured in vitro for up to three months. Genome sequence analysis was performed on multiple culture time point samples from six monoclonal isolates, and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) variants emerging over time were detected. Out of a total of five positively selected SNPs, four represented nonsense mutations resulting in stop codons, three of these in a single ApiAP2 transcription factor gene, and one in SRPK1...
January 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
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
#17
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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103905/spatio-temporal-analysis-of-the-genetic-diversity-and-complexity-of-plasmodium-falciparum-infections-in-kedougou-southeastern-senegal
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Makhtar Niang, Laty G Thiam, Cheikh Loucoubar, Abdourahmane Sow, Bacary D Sadio, Mawlouth Diallo, Amadou A Sall, Aissatou Toure-Balde
BACKGROUND: Genetic analyses of the malaria parasite population and its temporal and spatial dynamics could provide an assessment of the effectiveness of disease control strategies. The genetic diversity of Plasmodium falciparum has been poorly documented in Senegal, and limited data are available from the Kedougou Region. This study examines the spatial and temporal variation of the genetic diversity and complexity of P. falciparum infections in acute febrile patients in Kedougou, southeastern Senegal...
January 19, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069653/molecular-epidemiology-of-plasmodium-falciparum-kelch13-mutations-in-senegal-determined-by-using-targeted-amplicon-deep-sequencing
#19
Eldin Talundzic, Yaye D Ndiaye, Awa B Deme, Christian Olsen, Dhruviben S Patel, Shweta Biliya, Rachel Daniels, Fredrik O Vannberg, Sarah K Volkman, Venkatachalam Udhayakumar, Daouda Ndiaye
The emergence of Plasmodium falciparum resistance to artemisinin in Southeast Asia threatens malaria control and elimination activities worldwide. Multiple polymorphisms in the P. falciparum kelch gene found in chromosome 13 (Pfk13) have been associated with artemisinin resistance. Surveillance of potential drug resistance loci within a population that may emerge under increasing drug pressure is an important public health activity. In this context, P. falciparum infections from an observational surveillance study in Senegal were genotyped using targeted amplicon deep sequencing (TADS) for Pfk13 polymorphisms...
March 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068997/absence-of-in-vivo-selection-for-k13-mutations-after-artemether-lumefantrine-treatment-in-uganda
#20
Betty Balikagala, Toshihiro Mita, Mie Ikeda, Miki Sakurai, Shouki Yatsushiro, Nobuyuki Takahashi, Shin-Ichiro Tachibana, Mary Auma, Edward H Ntege, Daisuke Ito, Eizo Takashima, Nirianne Marie Q Palacpac, Thomas G Egwang, Joseph Okello Onen, Masatoshi Kataoka, Eisaku Kimura, Toshihiro Horii, Takafumi Tsuboi
BACKGROUND: Individual drug treatment may select resistant parasites in the human body, a process termed in vivo selection. Some single nucleotide polymorphisms in Plasmodium falciparum chloroquine-resistance transporter (pfcrt) and multidrug resistance gene 1 (pfmdr1) genes have been reportedly selected after artemether-lumefantrine treatment. However, there is a paucity of data regarding in vivo selection of P. falciparum Kelch propeller domain (pfkelch13) polymorphisms, responsible for artemisinin-resistance in Asia, and six putative background mutations for artemisinin resistance; D193Y in ferredoxin, T484I in multiple resistance protein 2, V127M in apicoplast ribosomal protein S10, I356T in pfcrt, V1157L in protein phosphatase and C1484F in phosphoinositide-binding protein...
January 9, 2017: Malaria Journal
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