Liliane Cicéron

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BACKGROUND The global spread of multidrug-resistant malaria parasites has led to an urgent need for new chemotherapeutic agents. Drug discovery is primarily directed to the asexual blood stages, and few drugs that are effective against the obligatory liver stages, from which the pathogenic blood infection is initiated, have become available since primaquine(More)
Patients with severe malaria treated with artesunate sometimes experience a delayed hemolytic episode. Artesunate (AS) induces pitting, a splenic process whereby dead parasites are expelled from their host erythrocytes. These once-infected erythrocytes then return to the circulation. We analyzed hematologic parameters in 123 travelers treated with AS for(More)
The in vitro activities of 25 quinolones and fluoroquinolones against erythrocytic stages of Plasmodium falciparum and against liver stages of Plasmodium yoelii yoelii and P. falciparum were studied. All compounds were inhibitory for chloroquine-sensitive and chloroquine-resistant P. falciparum grown in red blood cells. This inhibitory effect increased with(More)
BACKGROUND Severe malaria and one of its most important pathogenic processes, cerebral malaria, involves the sequestration of parasitized red blood cells (pRBCs) in brain postcapillary venules. Although the pathogenic mechanisms underlying malaria remain poorly characterized, it has been established that adhesion of pRBCs to endothelial cells (ECs) can(More)
The mechanisms underlying reduced red blood cell (RBC) deformability during Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) malaria remain poorly understood. Here, we explore the possible involvement of the L-arginine and nitric oxide (NO) pathway on RBC deformability in Pf-infected patients and parasite cultures. RBC deformability was reduced during the acute attack (day0) and(More)
SUPPLEMENTARY METHOD ELISA against CBP-EC peptides Flat-bottom 96-well microtiter plates (Nunc) were coated over night at 4°C with 5 and 25 ng/well peptides (CBP1-EC, CBP1-ECrd, CBP2-EC, CBP2-ECrd) in 50 mM sodium carbonate buffer (pH 9,6). Nonspecific binding sites were blocked for 1 hour at 37°C with PBS containing 2 % non-fat milk. The human sera were(More)
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