Sex: how malaria parasites get turned on

Ankarklev, J., Brancucci, N. M.B., Goldowitz, I., Mantel, P.-Y. and Marti, M. (2014) Sex: how malaria parasites get turned on. Current Biology, 24(9), R368-R370. (doi:10.1016/j.cub.2014.03.046) (PMID:24801188)

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Abstract

The mechanisms underlying sexual stage switching in Plasmodium spp. have hitherto remained a mystery. However, two recent studies have revealed that an apicomplexan-specific DNA-binding protein is essential for the initiation of this cell fate decision, ultimately providing the malaria community with a novel and important tool in the battle to prevent malaria transmission.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Marti, Professor Matthias
Authors: Ankarklev, J., Brancucci, N. M.B., Goldowitz, I., Mantel, P.-Y., and Marti, M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Current Biology
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0960-9822
ISSN (Online):1879-0445
Published Online:05 May 2014

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