This is the most common malaria parasite
in Africa, and it causes the most malaria-related deaths in the world.
The work also implicates phenoloxidases, an insect-specific immune response, in causing a secondary immune response directed at later stages of the malaria parasite
, he said.
Falade said the goal of malaria treatment is the elimination of the malaria parasite
in the blood stream and not the resolution of the symptoms of the disease.
Their research shows the drug works on mosquitos, killing the malaria parasite
in the insects and preventing it from being transmitted.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Researchers spent two years testing chemical compounds for their ability to inhibit the malaria parasite
at an earlier stage in its lifecycle than most current drugs, revealing a new set of chemical starting points for the first drugs to prevent malaria instead of just treating the symptoms.
Using a simple finger-prick test the children were also screened to determine if they had the malaria parasite
Plasmodium falciparum in their blood.
"This could help prevent the spread of malaria to countries declared malaria-free and also ensure people, many of whom might be unaware they are infected with the malaria parasite
, receive antimalarial drug treatment."
Peyton's original experiments centered on modifying chloroquine, a widely used malaria drug to which the malaria parasite
had developed resistance, so that it no longer worked to cure the disease.
The study found that platelets bind to and kill parasites in patients infected with each of the major malaria parasite
species which infect and kill humans-Plasmodium falciparum, P.
Six human malaria parasite
species have been recognized during the past decade: Plasmodium falciparum, P.
'Our study advances earlier research that showed that children carrying the malaria parasite
, Plasmodium, are more attractive to malaria mosquitoes than their healthy counterparts.
gambiae mosquitos and explore the effects on malaria parasite