Recurrent fever promotes Plasmodium falciparum development in human erythrocytes.

Abstract

The human malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum (Pf) is exposed to wide temperature fluctuations during its life cycle, ranging from 25 degrees C in the mosquito vector and 37 degrees C in humans to 41 degrees C during febrile episodes in the patient. The repeated occurrence of fever at regular intervals is a characteristic of human malaria. We have… (More)

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@article{Pavithra2004RecurrentFP, title={Recurrent fever promotes Plasmodium falciparum development in human erythrocytes.}, author={Soundara Raghavan Pavithra and Gowrishankar Banumathy and Omana Joy and Varsha M. Singh and Utpal Tatu}, journal={The Journal of biological chemistry}, year={2004}, volume={279 45}, pages={46692-9} }