The Coming-Out of Malaria Gametocytes

  title={The Coming-Out of Malaria Gametocytes},
  author={Andrea A. K{\"u}hn and Gabriele Pradel},
  booktitle={Journal of biomedicine & biotechnology},
The tropical disease malaria, which results in more than one million deaths annually, is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium and transmitted by blood-feeding Anopheline mosquitoes. Parasite transition from the human host to the mosquito vector is mediated by gametocytes, sexual stages that are formed in human erythrocytes, which therefore play a crucial part in the spread of the tropical disease. The uptake by the blood-feeding mosquito triggers important molecular and… CONTINUE READING
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