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Duffy

Carol Ann. born 1955, British poet and writer; her collections include Standing Female Nude (1985) and The World's Wife (1999)
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The international team found that the toxin split apart the red blood cells by attaching itself first to their so-called Duffy antigen protein receptor, the same receptor widely known to be targeted by the human Plasmodium malarial parasites.
Evidence for transmission of Plasmodium vivax among a Duffy antigen negative population in western Kenya.
The study, published July 20, 2009, in Blood, shows that African-Americans with HIV who possess both a variation in the gene for the Duffy antigen receptor for chemokine (DARC) and leukopenia have slower HIV-to-AIDS progression rates than HIV-infected European-Americans with leukopenia.