Journal article

Plasmodium falciparum virulence determinants unveiled

Brendan S Crabb, Alan F Cowman

GENOME BIOLOGY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2002

Abstract

The human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, one of the world's most devastating pathogens, has an astonishing array of sequences and genes that play key roles in pathogenesis and immune evasion. We must understand the functions of these elements if the chronicity and unpredictable virulence of Plasmodium is to be explained.