Katja E. Boysen

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The Plasmodium mitochondrial electron transport chain has received considerable attention as a potential target for new antimalarial drugs. Atovaquone, a potent inhibitor of Plasmodium cytochrome bc(1), in combination with proguanil is recommended for chemoprophylaxis and treatment of malaria. The type II NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (NDH2) is considered(More)
Determining the diversity of PfEMP1 sequences expressed by Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes isolated from placentas is important for attempts to develop a pregnancy-specific malaria vaccine. The DBLgamma and var2csa DBL3x domains of PfEMP1 molecules are believed to mediate placental sequestration of infected erythrocytes, so the sequences(More)
Plasmodium falciparum employs antigenic variation to evade the human immune response by switching the expression of different variant surface antigens encoded by the var gene family. Epigenetic mechanisms including histone modifications and sub-nuclear compartmentalization contribute to transcriptional regulation in the malaria parasite, in particular to(More)
UNLABELLED Malaria is transmitted when motile sporozoites are injected into the dermis by an infected female Anopheles mosquito. Inside the mosquito vector, sporozoites egress from midgut-associated oocysts and eventually penetrate the acinar cells of salivary glands. Parasite-encoded factors with exclusive vital roles in the insect vector can be studied by(More)
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