merozoite


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merozoite

[‚mer·ə′zō‚īt]
(invertebrate zoology)
An ameboid trophozoite in some sporozoans produced from a schizont by schizogony.
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Genetic diversity in Plasmodium falciparum merozoite surface protein 1 and 2 coding genes and its implications in malaria epidemiology: a review of published studies from 1997-2007.
vivax: recombination between potential allelic types of the merozoite surface protein-1in parasite isolated from patients.
Next, the horses' immune system kicks in and forms antibodies against the merozoites in an attempt to fend off the assault.
Clinical immunity to Plasmodium falciparum malaria is associated with serum antibodies to the 19-kDa C-terminal fragment of the merozoite surface antigen, PfMSP-1.
Plasmodium vivax merozoite surface protein PvMSP-3beta is radically polymorphic through mutation and large insertions and deletions.
falciparum Merozoite Surface Protein 6 (PfMSP6), a promising vaccine candidate present on the surface of the P.
Maturation and specificity of Plasmodium falciparum subtilisin like protease-1, a malaria merozoite subtilisin-like serine protease.
The researchers conclude that this variation has two functions: It allows the parasite to stay one step ahead of a host's ability to make antibodies that could attack the merozoite proteins, and it ensures that the merozoite-infected red cells won't run out of cells to stick to in order to avoid the spleen.
This publication discusses the encouraging results in a preclinical primate study of GTC's Merozoite Surface Protein 1 (MSP-1) antigen in a potential malaria vaccine.
GTC is also developing a therapeutic malaria vaccine that uses as an antigen the difficult-to-express merozoite surface protein 1 (MSP-1).
To determine the multiplicity of infections, block 2 of the merozoite surface protein 2 domain was amplified by using fluorescent PCR (28).
In Sweden, researchers are looking foran agent to disarm the so-called merozoite stage of the malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum, using techniques they describe in the March PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES (Vol.