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Immune role of platelets in malaria

McMorran, Brendan

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Plasmodium infections causing malaria threaten over 3 billion people from more than ninety countries. Despite control efforts spanning several decades, there are still more than 400,000 fatalities annually. Survival to malaria is largely determined by the host response mounted against the parasite, and the ensuing balance of inflammatory, tissue-damaging reactions and immune-mediated mechanisms directed towards controlling pathogen growth. Platelets appear to play important roles in each of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164702
Source: ISBT Science Series
DOI: 10.1111/voxs.12451
Access Rights: Open Access

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