Erythrocyte receptors for (Plasmodium knowlesi) malaria: Duffy blood group determinants.

  title={Erythrocyte receptors for (Plasmodium knowlesi) malaria: Duffy blood group determinants.},
  author={Louis H. Miller and Sarah J. Mason and James A. Dvorak and Mary H. McGinniss and I K Rothman},
  volume={189 4202},
Duffy blood group negative human erythrocytes (FyFy) are resistant to infection by Plasmodium knowlesi, a simian malaria that infects Duffy positive human erythrocytes. The P. knowlesi resistance factor, Duffy negative erythrocytes, occurs in high frequency in West Africa, where the people are resistant to vivax malaria. This suggests that Duffy blood group determinants (Fya or Fyb) may be erythrocyte receptors for P. vivax. 

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