Anti-malarial effect of gum arabic

  title={Anti-malarial effect of gum arabic},
  author={Adil Ballal and Diwakar Bobbala and Syed M Qadri and Michael F{\"o}ller and Daniela S. Kempe and Omaima Nasir and Amal Mahmoud Saeed and Florian Lang},
  booktitle={Malaria Journal},
Gum Arabic (GA), a nonabsorbable nutrient from the exudate of Acacia senegal, exerts a powerful immunomodulatory effect on dendritic cells, antigen-presenting cells involved in the initiation of both innate and adaptive immunity. On the other hand GA degradation delivers short chain fatty acids, which in turn have been shown to foster the expression of foetal haemoglobin in erythrocytes. Increased levels of erythrocyte foetal haemoglobin are known to impede the intraerythrocytic growth of… CONTINUE READING
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