Opsonization of malaria-infected erythrocytes activates the inflammasome and enhances inflammatory cytokine secretion by human macrophages
Jingling Zhou, Louise E Ludlow, Wina Hasang, Stephen J Rogerson, Anthony Jaworowski
MALARIA JOURNAL | BMC | Published : 2012
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We thank the Australian Red Cross Blood Bank for the provision of human blood and the pregnant women and clinical staff in Malawi for plasma samples. We thank Gaoqian Feng and Francisca Yosaatmadja for help in preparation of trophozoites. This work was supported by Australian NHMRC Project Grants 400090 and 628611 to AJ and SJR. The authors gratefully acknowledge the contribution to this work of the Victorian Operational Infrastructure Support Program. The funding body had no role in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data, in the writing of the manuscript, and in the decision to submit the manuscript for publication.