Malaria Parasites in a Hungry Host: Kinases and Host Caloric Restriction Brought Together

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Abstract

A study recently published in Nature links reduced calorie nutritional intake of host mice with (i) reduced severity of cerebral malaria, (ii) decreased parasitemia, and (iii) activation of a nutrient-sensing pathway that regulates the parasite's proliferation rate. Here, we discuss these findings in the context of human malaria pathology and Plasmodium kinomics.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-832
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume33
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2017

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