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Targeting of the P. falciparum Immune Evasion Mechanism

Matthew Fuchter and collaborators at Imperial College London in the United Kingdom proposes to test whether a novel chemical produced in some fungus species can control enzymes that control immune escape mechanisms in malaria parasites. If successful, this approach may not only force the parasite to present many surface proteins that are normally absent and stimulate a powerful immune response, but could also directly kill malaria parasites.

More information about Create New Tools to Accelerate the Eradication of Malaria (Round 3)

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