MBI 121 Malaria Article

MBI 121 Malaria Article - Nicholas Connolly MBI 111 Section...

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Nicholas Connolly MBI 111 Section E 2/10/2010 Summary: Malaria http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/05/080528140231.htm Malaria is a very dangerous disease common in mostly tropical areas. Malaria is caused by Plasmodia and is transmitted by the bite of a female mosquito known as Anopheles. Victims suffer from the chills and a severe fever and kills one to three million people every year. There are four types of malaria, each of them are caused by a different species of Plasmodium. The four types are, P. falciparum, P. vivax, P. ovale, and P. malariae. MAEBL is a protein that plays a vital role in the transmission of malaria into mosquitoes. This protein completes the life cycle of malaria parasites into the mosquitoes. The problem with MAEBL is that this protein, when found in the parasite enables the mosquito to inject the disease into humans. University of South Florida researchers found that the transmembrane protein MAEBL is needed for the infective stage of the malaria parasite P. falciparum to occur. The protein MAEBL is so effective
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This note was uploaded on 11/15/2011 for the course MBI 121 taught by Professor Balish during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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