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The anemia associated with malaria is complex, and multiple factors contribute to its severity. An increased destruction and a decreased production of erythrocytes are involved; however, the mechanisms responsible remain unclear. Tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha), released by macrophages in response to infection, is thought to play a role through its(More)
The causes of anemia and immunosuppression, major outcomes of malaria, are not well established. This study was undertaken to investigate whether erythropoietin (EP) production is adequate and whether the hemopoietic stem cells (CFU-S) were affected during the course of infection. Groups of female Balb/c mice infected with Plasmodium vinckei vinckei,(More)
The revolution in molecular biology and molecular genetics has begun to reveal the sequence of events that links genes and disease. As a result of activities such as the Human Genome Project, a parallel revolution in technology is bringing nearer to hand the possibility of readily available genetic diagnostics. Genetic testing services have begun to move(More)
To study the cellular mechanisms involved in the ineffective erythropoiesis associated with malaria, an in vitro proliferative assay was used to measure the response to erythropoietin (Epo) of erythroid progenitor cells from malaria-infected mice. In this assay, spleen (SP) cells from phenylhydrazine (PHZ)-treated mice (PHZ-SP), enriched for erythroid(More)