Study examines how key blood factor fights malaria parasite

12/7/2012 | Australian (tiered subscription model), The

Between 98% and 100% of people living in Africa do not carry a molecule on red blood cells called Duffy, which is key to fighting the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. The lack of the Duffy molecule, however, boosts protection against another malaria parasite -- Plasmodium vivax. A study published in the journal Science says Duffy's presence allows the molecule PF4 to eliminate P. falciparum.

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