Journal article

Polymorphisms in Erythrocyte Binding Antigens 140 and 181 Affect Function and Binding but Not Receptor Specificity in Plasmodium falciparum

Alexander G Maier, Jake Baum, Brian Smith, David J Conway, Alan F Cowman

Infection and Immunity | AMER SOC MICROBIOLOGY | Published : 2009

University of Melbourne Researchers


Awarded by Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the Red Cross Blood Service (Melbourne, Australia) for the supply of erythrocytes and serum. Our thanks go to M. Cravino, M. O'Neill, M. Brown, M. Duraisingh, J. Thompson, and T. Triglia for their support. We thank Melanie Rug, Brendan Crabb, and Matthias Marti for critical comments. We are grateful to Joyce Poole and David Anstee from the Red Cell Reference Department of IBGRL (United Kingdom), Peter Zimmerman, Sheral Patel (Case Western University), and John Reeder (PNG Institute of Medical Research) for the mutant erythrocytes and the blood donors for their participation.A. G. M. is an ARC Australian Research Fellow, J. B. is recipient of an NHMRC Career Development Award and A. F. C. is a Howard Hughes International Scholar. This work was supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia and the Wellcome Trust.