Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, December 12th, 2004
According to published research from Australia, "Immunization with merozoite surface protein 4/5 (MSP4/5), the murine malaria homologue of Plasmodium falciparum MSP4 and MSP5, has been shown to protect mice against challenge by parasites expressing the homologous form of the protein. The gene encoding MSP4/5 was sequenced from a number of Plasmodium yoelii isolates in order to assess the level of polymorphism in the protein. The gene was found to be highly conserved among the 13 P. yoelii isolates sequenced, even though many of the...
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