Uninfected erythrocytes form "rosettes" around Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes.

  title={Uninfected erythrocytes form "rosettes" around Plasmodium falciparum infected erythrocytes.},
  author={Shiroma Mangaika Handunnetti and Peter H. David and K L R Lakshman Perera and Kamini N. Mendis},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={40 2},
The human malaria parasite, P. falciparum, exhibits cytoadherence properties whereby infected erythrocytes containing mature parasite stages bind to endothelial cells both in vivo and in vitro. Another property of cytoadherence, "rosetting," or the binding of uninfected erythrocytes around an infected erythrocyte, has been demonstrated with a simian malaria parasite P. fragile which is sequestered in vivo in its natural host, Macaca sinica. In the present study we demonstrate that rosetting… CONTINUE READING