MECHANISMS AND TARGETS OF ANTIBODY-COMPLEMENT INTERACTIONS THAT NEUTRALIZE MALARIA
Grant number: 1141278 | Funding period: 2018 - 2020
Our project aims to identify immune mechanisms that neutralize malaria from the moment of inoculation by a mosquito, before infection can become established to prevent the development of malaria disease. Furthermore, we will discover specific targets of protective immune responses. We expect this project will provide major new advances in our knowledge of human immunity to P. falciparum malaria, one of the world’s most significant causes of mortality and morbidity, and we will use this knowledge
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T-follicular helper (Tfh) cells are key drivers of antibodies that protect from malaria. However, little is known regarding the ho..
Antibody Targets and Properties for Complement-Fixation Against the Circumsporozoite Protein in Malaria Immunity
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The Plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite protein (CSP) forms the basis of leading subunit malaria vaccine candidates. However, t..
Th2-like T Follicular Helper Cells Promote Functional Antibody Production during Plasmodium falciparum Infection
Jo-Anne Chan, Jessica R Loughland, Fabian de Labastida Rivera, Arya SheelaNair, Dean W Andrew, Nicholas L Dooley, Bruce D Wines, Fiona H Amante, Lachlan Webb, P Mark Hogarth, James S McCarthy, James G Beeson, Christian R Engwerda, Michelle J Boyle
CD4+ T follicular helper cells (Tfh) are key drivers of antibody development. During Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children, th..
Infection-induced plasmablasts are a nutrient sink that impairs humoral immunity to malaria
Rahul Vijay, Jenna J Guthmiller, Alexandria J Sturtz, Fionna A Surette, Kai J Rogers, Ramakrishna R Sompallae, Fengyin Li, Rosemary L Pope, Jo-Anne Chan, Fabian de Labastida Rivera, Dean Andrew, Lachlan Webb, Wendy J Maury, Hai-Hui Xue, Christian R Engwerda, James S McCarthy, Michelle J Boyle, Noah S Butler
Plasmodium parasite–specific antibodies are critical for protection against malaria, yet the development of long-lived and effecti..
Loss of complement regulatory proteins on uninfected erythrocytes in vivax and falciparum malaria anemia
Damian A Oyong, Enny Kenangalem, Jeanne R Poespoprodjo, James G Beeson, Nicholas M Anstey, Ric N Price, Michelle J Boyle
Anemia is a major complication of malaria, driven largely by loss of uninfected RBCs during infection. RBC clearance through loss ..