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The Effect of Ozone on Plasmodium Falciparum-Infected Red Blood Cells

  title={The Effect of Ozone on Plasmodium Falciparum-Infected Red Blood Cells},
  author={Renate Viebahn-h{\"a}nsler and Bertrand Lell and P. G. Kremsner},
In the case of plasmodium-infected red blood cells we have been able to demonstrate for the first time that ozone has an effect on intracellular parasites without direct ozone/parasite contact, and without visible haemolysis. According to the initial parasitaemia, we found an inhibitive effect of ozone by factors between 3 and 7. The active mechanism involved can be explained via the reaction of ozone with the unsaturated fatty acids of RBC membrane and a consequent penetration of… Expand

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