A Research Agenda for Malaria Eradication: Basic Science and Enabling Technologies
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Publication Year 2011-01, Volume 8, Issue #1, Page -
Journal Title
PLOS MEDICINE
Publication Type
Journal Article
Abstract
Today's malaria control efforts are limited by our incomplete understanding of the biology of Plasmodium and of the complex relationships between human populations and the multiple species of mosquito and parasite. Research priorities include the development of in vitro culture systems for the complete life cycle of P. falciparum and P. vivax and the development of an appropriate liver culture system to study hepatic stages. In addition, genetic technologies for the manipulation of Plasmodium need to be improved, the entire parasite metabolome needs to be characterized to identify new druggable targets, and improved information systems for monitoring the changes in epidemiology, pathology, and host-parasite-vector interactions as a result of intensified control need to be established to bridge the gap between bench, preclinical, clinical, and population-based sciences.
Publisher
PUBLIC LIBRARY SCIENCE
Keywords
RED-BLOOD-CELLS; SACCHAROMYCES-CEREVISIAE GENOME; PARASITE PLASMODIUM-FALCIPARUM; ARTEMISININ RESISTANCE; DRUG DEVELOPMENT; MOSQUITO STAGES; AOTUS-MONKEYS; LIVER STAGE; STEM-CELLS; VIVAX
WEHI Research Division(s)
Infection And Immunity
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Copyright The malERA Consultative Group on Basic Science and Enabling Technologies. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Creation Date: 2011-01-01 12:00:00
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