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|Title:||Purification methodology for viable and infective Plasmodium vivax gametocytes that is compatible with transmission-blocking assays|
de Brito, Paula Brelas
Monick Martins-Campos, Keillen
Pimenta, Paulo F. P.
Monteiro, Wuelton M.
Lacerda, Marcus V. G.
Lopes, Stefanie C. P.
Costa, Fabio T. M.
|Abstract:||Significant progress toward the control of malaria has been achieved, especially regarding Plasmodium falciparum infections. However, the unique biology of Plasmodium vivax hampers current control strategies. The early appearance of P. vivax gametocytes in the peripheral blood and the impossibility of culturing this parasite are major drawbacks. Using blood samples from 40 P. vivax-infected patients, we describe here a methodology to purify viable gametocytes and further infect anophelines. This method opens new avenues to validate transmission-blocking strategies|
|Editor:||American Society for Microbiology|
|Appears in Collections:||IB - Artigos e Outros Documentos|
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