Immune responses to band 3 neoantigens on Plasmodium falciparum-infected erythrocytes in subjects living in an area of intense malaria transmission are associated with low parasite density and high hematocrit value.


During the intracellular development of the human malarial parasite, Plasmodium falciparum, cryptic regions of the erythrocyte band 3 protein are exposed. Antibodies against these band 3-related neoantigens block cytoadherence, and peptides based on amino acid sequences of putative exofacial loops of band 3 protein block the in vitro and in vivo adherence… (More)


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