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Proteases appear to be required for critical events in the erythrocytic life cycle of malaria parasites, including the rupture of erythrocytes by mature schizonts and the subsequent invasion of erythrocytes by daughter merozoites [1,2]. This conclusion is supported by studies showing that parasite rupture and invasion of erythrocytes are inhibited by serine(More)
The Plasmodium falciparum serine repeat antigen (SERA) and serine repeat protein homologue (SERPH) contain highly conserved domains that appear to encode cysteine proteases or related proteins. Humoral immune responses against the protease domains of SERA and SERPH were evaluated. Malaria-immune Africans, but not nonimmune controls, demonstrated potent(More)
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