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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141762/efficacy-of-artemether-lumefantrine-for-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-cruzeiro-do-sul-brazil-2016
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Megumi Itoh, Suiane Negreiros do Valle, Sâmela Farias, Thayna Maria Holanda de Souza, Giselle Maria Rachid Viana, Naomi Lucchi, Stella Chenet, Paola Marchesini, Marinete Póvoa, Ana Carolina Faria E Silva Santelli, Alexandre Macedo de Oliveira
We evaluated the therapeutic efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine (AL) fixed-dose combination to treat uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Cruzeiro do Sul, Acre State, in the Amazon region of Brazil. Between December 2015 and May 2016, we enrolled 79 patients, 5-79 years old with fever or history of fever in the previous 48 hours and P. falciparum monoinfection confirmed by microscopy. Attempts were made to provide direct observation or phone reminders for all six doses of AL, and patients were followed-up for 28 days...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141758/in-vitro-sensitivity-of-pyronaridine-in-thai-isolates-of-plasmodium-falciparum
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Kittiya Mahotorn, Peerapan Tan-Ariya, Thunyapit Thita, Toon Ruang-Areerate, Naruemon Sittichot, Nantana Suwandittakul, Mathirut Mungthin
Pyronaridine, a Mannich base antimalarial agent with a high activity against chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum, has been combined with artesunate as a new artemisinin derivative-based combination therapy (ACT). Pyronaridine-artesunate combination could be one of the choices for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria in multidrug-resistant areas including Thailand. The aim of this study was to determine in vitro sensitivity and cross-resistance pattern of pyronaridine in Thai isolates of P...
October 23, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141726/status-of-insecticide-resistance-in-papua-new-guinea-an-update-from-nation-wide-monitoring-of-anopheles-mosquitoes
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Gussy Koimbu, Cyrille Czeher, Michelle Katusele, Muker Sakur, Lemen Kilepak, Anthony Tandrapah, Manuel W Hetzel, Justin Pulford, Leanne Robinson, Stephan Karl
Insecticide resistance (IR) monitoring is an important component of vector-borne disease control. The last assessment of IR in Papua New Guinea (PNG) was conducted in 2010. Since then, vector populations have been exposed to higher levels of pyrethroids with the continued nation-wide distribution of insecticide-treated nets. Here, we provide an update on phenotypic IR in four highly malaria-endemic areas of PNG. IR against deltamethrin, lambda-cyhalothrin, and dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane was assessed using World Health Organization bioassays...
November 6, 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141217/th1-like-plasmodium-specific-memory-cd4-t-cells-support-humoral-immunity
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Ryan A Zander, Rahul Vijay, Angela D Pack, Jenna J Guthmiller, Amy C Graham, Scott E Lindner, Ashley M Vaughan, Stefan H I Kappe, Noah S Butler
Effector T cells exhibiting features of either T helper 1 (Th1) or T follicular helper (Tfh) populations are essential to control experimental Plasmodium infection and are believed to be critical for resistance to clinical malaria. To determine whether Plasmodium-specific Th1- and Tfh-like effector cells generate memory populations that contribute to protection, we developed transgenic parasites that enable high-resolution study of anti-malarial memory CD4 T cells in experimental models. We found that populations of both Th1- and Tfh-like Plasmodium-specific memory CD4 T cells persist...
November 14, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140232/country-wide-surveillance-of-molecular-markers-of-antimalarial-drug-resistance-in-senegal-by-use-of-positive-malaria-rapid-diagnostic-tests
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Magatte Ndiaye, Doudou Sow, Sidsel Nag, Khadime Sylla, Roger Clement Tine, Jean Louis Ndiaye, Aminata Collé Lo, Oumar Gaye, Babacar Faye, Michael Alifrangis
In Senegal, antimalarial drugs used in treatment and prevention of malaria are one of the main reasons for the current success in controlling malaria. However, the successful control of malaria is highly dependent on continued effectiveness of these drugs which may be compromised by the spread of drug resistance. Therefore, surveillance of drug resistance in the malaria parasites is essential. The objective of this pilot study was to test the feasibility of routinely sampled malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) at a national scale to assess the temporal changes in the molecular profiles of antimalarial drug resistance markers of Plasmodium falciparum parasites...
November 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138320/structural-basis-for-antibody-recognition-of-the-nanp-repeats-in-plasmodium-falciparum-circumsporozoite-protein
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David Oyen, Jonathan L Torres, Ulrike Wille-Reece, Christian F Ockenhouse, Daniel Emerling, Jacob Glanville, Wayne Volkmuth, Yevel Flores-Garcia, Fidel Zavala, Andrew B Ward, C Richter King, Ian A Wilson
Acquired resistance against antimalarial drugs has further increased the need for an effective malaria vaccine. The current leading candidate, RTS,S, is a recombinant circumsporozoite protein (CSP)-based vaccine against Plasmodium falciparum that contains 19 NANP repeats followed by a thrombospondin repeat domain. Although RTS,S has undergone extensive clinical testing and has progressed through phase III clinical trials, continued efforts are underway to enhance its efficacy and duration of protection. Here, we determined that two monoclonal antibodies (mAbs 311 and 317), isolated from a recent controlled human malaria infection trial exploring a delayed fractional dose, inhibit parasite development in vivo by at least 97%...
November 14, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137664/therapeutic-efficacy-of-artemether-lumefantrine-in-the-treatment-of-uncomplicated-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-ethiopia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Mohammed Biset Ayalew
BACKGROUND: As Ethiopia is one of the sub-Saharan countries with a great burden of malaria the effectiveness of first line anti-malarial drugs is the major concern. The aim of this study was to synthesize the available evidence on the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in Ethiopia. This was done by performing a meta-analysis of recent studies conducted in the country on this topic. METHODS: Studies published between January 2010 and January 2017 that reported on the efficacy of artemether-lumefantrine in the treatment of P...
November 15, 2017: Infectious Diseases of Poverty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133550/discovery-of-new-inhibitors-of-toxoplasma-gondii-thanks-to-the-pathogen-box
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Jérémy Spalenka, Sandie Escotte-Binet, Ali Bakiri, Jane Hubert, Jean-Hugues Renault, Frédéric Velard, Simon Duchateau, Dominique Aubert, Antoine Huguenin, Isabelle Villena
Toxoplasma gondii is a cosmopolitan protozoan parasite which affects approximately 30% of the population worldwide. The drugs currently used against toxoplasmosis are few in number and show several limitations, such as a drug intolerance, poor bioavailability or drug resistance mechanism developed by the parasite. Thus it is important to find new compounds able to inhibit parasite invasion or proliferation. In this study, the 400 compounds of the open access Pathogen Box provided by the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) foundation were screened for their anti-Toxoplasma gondii activity...
November 13, 2017: Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29132373/understanding-malaria-treatment-seeking-preferences-within-the-public-sector-amongst-mobile-migrant-workers-in-a-malaria-elimination-scenario-a-mixed-methods-study
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Aung Ye Naung Win, Thae Maung Maung, Khin Thet Wai, Tin Oo, Aung Thi, Rungrawee Tipmontree, Ngamphol Soonthornworasiri, Mondha Kengganpanich, Jaranit Kaewkungwal
BACKGROUND: Migration flows and the emerging resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapy in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) create programmatic challenges to meeting the AD 2030 malaria elimination target in Myanmar. The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) targeted migrant workers based mainly on the stability of their worksites (categories 1: permanent work-setting; categories 2 and 3: less stable work-settings). This study aims to assess the migration patterns, malaria treatment-seeking preferences, and challenges encountered by mobile/migrant workers at remote sites in a malaria-elimination setting...
November 13, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129935/antimalarial-use-of-malagasy-plants-is-poorly-correlated-with-performance-in-antimalarial-bioassays
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Wendy L Applequist, Michel Ratsimbason, Alyse Kuhlman, Stephan Rakotonandrasana, Vincent Rasamison, David G I Kingston
Bioassay screening of plant extracts can identify unique lead compounds for drug development, but the "hit rate" from random screening is very low. Targeted screening of medicinal plants has been repeatedly reported to increase the percentage of samples displaying bioactivity. Contrarily, Maranz (2012) suggested that African antimalarial plants were unsuitable sources of antimalarial drugs because high prevalence of malaria would result in rapid evolution of resistance to active compounds that directly targeted the parasite...
March 2017: Economic Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129317/the-genetic-legacy-of-the-indian-ocean-slave-trade-recent-admixture-and-post-admixture-selection-in-the-makranis-of-pakistan
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Romuald Laso-Jadart, Christine Harmant, Hélène Quach, Nora Zidane, Chris Tyler-Smith, Qasim Mehdi, Qasim Ayub, Lluis Quintana-Murci, Etienne Patin
From the eighth century onward, the Indian Ocean was the scene of extensive trade of sub-Saharan African slaves via sea routes controlled by Muslim Arab and Swahili traders. Several populations in present-day Pakistan and India are thought to be the descendants of such slaves, yet their history of admixture and natural selection remains largely undefined. Here, we studied the genome-wide diversity of the African-descent Makranis, who reside on the Arabian Sea coast of Pakistan, as well that of four neighboring Pakistani populations, to investigate the genetic legacy, population dynamics, and tempo of the Indian Ocean slave trade...
November 1, 2017: American Journal of Human Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128848/antimalarial-activity-of-malaria-box-compounds-against-plasmodium-falciparum-clinical-isolates
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Jersley D Chirawurah, Felix Ansah, Prince B Nyarko, Samuel Duodu, Yaw Aniweh, Gordon A Awandare
Malaria remains a major cause of childhood deaths in resource-limited settings. In the absence of an effective vaccine, drugs and other interventions have played very significant roles in combating the scourge of malaria. The recent reports of resistance to artemisinin necessitate the need for new antimalarial drugs with novel mechanisms of action. Towards the development of new, affordable and easily accessible antimalarial drugs for endemic regions, the Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) assembled a total of 400 active antimalarial compounds called the Malaria Box...
October 16, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology, Drugs and Drug Resistance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127089/researchers-and-who-clash-over-global-threat-of-drug-resistant-malaria
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Sophie Arie
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November 10, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126722/synthesis-%C3%AE-hematin-inhibition-studies-and-antimalarial-evaluation-of-new-dehydroxy-isoquine-derivatives-against-plasmodium-berghei-a-promising-antimalarial-agent
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Edgar A Valverde, Angel H Romero, María E Acosta, Neira Gamboa, Genesis Henriques, Juan R Rodrigues, Carlos Ciangherotti, Simón E López
Many people are affected by Malaria around the world, and the parasite is developing resistance against available drugs. Currently, isoquine and N-tert-butyl isoquine are some of the most promising antimalarial candidates that have already reached Phase I and II clinical trials, respectively. Nevertheless, pharmacodynamic studies have demonstrated that isoquine is highly sensitive to form O-glucuronide metabolite, which may affect its accumulation in tissues. To avoid the O-glucuronide formation and its negative influence in the accumulation process, a series of novel five dehydroxy isoquine derivatives were designed and prepared herein as potential antimalarial agents...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29125042/molecular-surveillance-of-chloroquine-drug-resistance-markers-pfcrt-and-pfmdr1-among-imported-plasmodium-falciparum-malaria-in-qatar
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Anushree Acharya, Devendra Bansal, Praveen K Bharti, Fahmi Y Khan, Salem Abusalah, Ashraf Elmalik, Mohammed ElKhalifa, Pradyumna K Mohapatra, Jagadish Mahanta, Rakesh Sehgal, Neeru Singh, Ali A Sultan
Imported malaria has been a great challenge for public health in Qatar due to influx of large number of migrant workers. Antimalarial drug resistance has emerged as one of the greatest challenges facing malaria control today. Monitoring parasite haplotypes that predict susceptibility to major antimalarial can guide treatment policies. This study aimed to determine molecular drug resistance pattern in imported malaria cases in Qatar. Blood samples from the uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria patients were collected at Hamad General Hospital, HMC, Doha, Qatar...
November 10, 2017: Pathogens and Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123481/development-in-assay-methods-for-in-vitro-antimalarial-drug-efficacy-testing-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Shweta Sinha, Phulen Sarma, Rakesh Sehgal, Bikash Medhi
The emergence and spread of drug resistance are the major challenges in malaria eradication mission. Besides various strategies laid down by World Health Organization, such as vector management, source reduction, early case detection, prompt treatment, and development of new diagnostics and vaccines, nevertheless the need for new and efficacious drugs against malaria has become a critical priority on the global malaria research agenda. At several screening stages, millions of compounds are screened (1,000-2,000,000 compounds per screening campaign), before pre-clinical trials to select optimum lead...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121672/beyond-genome-wide-scan-association-of-a-cis-regulatory-ncr3-variant-with-mild-malaria-in-a-population-living-in-the-republic-of-congo
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Sabrina Baaklini, Sarwat Afridi, Thy Ngoc Nguyen, Felix Koukouikila-Koussounda, Mathieu Ndounga, Jean Imbert, Magali Torres, Lydie Pradel, Francine Ntoumi, Pascal Rihet
Linkage studies have revealed a linkage of mild malaria to chromosome 6p21 that contains the NCR3 gene encoding a natural killer cell receptor, whereas NCR3-412G>C (rs2736191) located in its promoter region was found to be associated with malaria in Burkina Faso. Here we confirmed the association of rs2736191 with mild malaria in a Congolese cohort and investigated its potential cis-regulatory effect. Luciferase assay results indicated that rs2736191-G allele had a significantly increased promoter activity compared to rs2736191-C allele...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121061/a-randomized-double-blind-active-control-trial-to-evaluate-the-efficacy-and-safety-of-a-three-day-course-of-tafenoquine-monotherapy-for-the-treatment-of-plasmodium-vivax-malaria
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Mark M Fukuda, Srivicha Krudsood, Khadeeja Mohamed, Justin A Green, Sukhuma Warrasak, Harald Noedl, Ataya Euswas, Mali Ittiverakul, Nillawan Buathong, Sabaithip Sriwichai, R Scott Miller, Colin Ohrt
BACKGROUND: Tafenoquine is an investigational 8-aminoquinoline for the prevention of Plasmodium vivax relapse. Tafenoquine has a long half-life and the potential for more convenient dosing, compared with the currently recommended 14-day primaquine regimen. METHODS: This randomized, active-control, double-blind trial was conducted in Bangkok, Thailand. Seventy patients with microscopically confirmed P. vivax were randomized (2:1) to tafenoquine 400 mg once daily for 3 days or 2500 mg total dose chloroquine phosphate (1500 mg chloroquine base) given over 3 days plus primaquine 15 mg daily for 14 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115954/malaria-vectors-in-the-democratic-republic-of-the-congo-the-mechanisms-that-confer-insecticide-resistance-in-anopheles-gambiae-and-anopheles-funestus
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Luisa Nardini, Richard H Hunt, Yael L Dahan-Moss, Nanette Christie, Riann N Christian, Maureen Coetzee, Lizette L Koekemoer
BACKGROUND: The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is characterized as a holoendemic malaria area with the main vectors being Anopheles funestus and members of the Anopheles gambiae complex. Due to political instability and socio-economic challenges in the region, knowledge of insecticide resistance status and resistance mechanisms in these vectors is limited. Mosquitoes were collected from a mining site in the north-eastern part of the country and, following identification, were subjected to extensive testing for the target-site and biochemical basis of resistance...
November 7, 2017: Malaria Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114153/genetic-polymorphism-of-plasmodium-vivax-duffy-binding-protein-in-malarious-areas-in-southeastern-of-iran
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Mehdi Nateghpour, Afsaneh Motevalli Haghi, Bahare Naderi, Zargham Sepehrizadeh
Plasmodium vivax parasite causes the largest number of malaria infection in some malarious areas of the world including Iran. Considering transfer and genetic dynamics of the parasite population in a specific area can help us to predict the spread of the infection either emergence of new cases or drug resistance in the context of elimination program in the malarious areas. Study on the genetic diversity of common alleles in a given geographical area, for vaccine and immune level studies can be important. The purpose of this study was to know the status of P...
December 2017: Journal of Parasitic Diseases: Official Organ of the Indian Society for Parasitology
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