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Human ex vivo studies on asexual Plasmodium vivax: the best way forward.

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The lack of a continuous culture method for Plasmodium vivax has given the impression that investigations on this important species are severely curtailed. However, the use of new or improved ex vivo methods and tools to study fresh and thawed isolates from vivax malaria patients is currently providing useful data on P. vivax, such as sensitivity to antimalarial drugs, invasion mechanisms and pathobiology. This review discusses a practical framework for conducting ex vivo studies on the asexu...

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Journal:
International journal for parasitology More from this journal
Volume:
42
Issue:
12
Pages:
1063-1070
Publication date:
2012-11-01
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EISSN:
1879-0135
ISSN:
0020-7519
Language:
English
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353921
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2013-11-16

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