Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, October 23rd, 2011
"Therefore, elucidation of the molecular mechanisms leading to mature hepatic merozoites, which initiate the pathogenic blood phase, also informs anti-malaria vaccine strategies. Using targeted gene deletion in the rodent model malaria parasite Plasmodium berghei, we show that a Plasmodium-specific Apicoplast protein plays an important role for Liver Merozoite formation (PALM). While the resulting knockout...
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