The emerging role of the human bone marrow as a privileged developmental niche for the transmission stages of the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Commentary.

  • Pietro Alano
  • Published 2017 in Annali dell'Istituto superiore di sanita

Abstract

The spread of malaria relies on the ability of the Plasmodium parasites to be transmitted from infected individuals to the Anopheles mosquito vectors. Recent work on the most lethal of the malaria parasites, Plasmodium falciparum, identified the infected human bone marrow as a preferential site for the localization and maturation of the parasite… (More)
DOI: 10.4415/ANN_17_02_03

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