Journal article

Macrolides rapidly inhibit red blood cell invasion by the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum

Danny W Wilson, Christopher D Goodman, Brad E Sleebs, Greta E Weiss, Nienke WM de Jong, Fiona Angrisano, Christine Langer, Jake Baum, Brendan S Crabb, Paul R Gilson, Geoffrey I McFadden, James G Beeson

BMC Biology | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2015


Awarded by NHMRC of Australia

Awarded by Peter Doherty Australian Biomedical Fellowship

Awarded by postgraduate research scholarship

Awarded by Australian Research Council

Awarded by Wellcome Trust

Funding Acknowledgements

We thank Dr Francisco Javier Gamo and Dr Jose Maria Bueno-Calderon (GlaxoSmithKline, Tres Cantos facility, Spain) for the provision of modified azalides. Prof. Alan Cowman, The Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, for advice and support throughout the study. Human erythrocytes were kindly provided by the Red Cross Blood Bank (Melbourne, Australia). This work was made possible through Victorian State Government Operational Infrastructure Support and Australian Government National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Independent Medical Research Institutes Infrastructure Support Scheme (IRIISS). Funding for the research came from the NHMRC of Australia (program grant 637406 to BSC, GIM and JGB) and a Career Development Award to JGB; Peter Doherty Australian Biomedical Fellowship to DWW (APP1035715); postgraduate research scholarship to FA (APP1055246), the Australian Research Council (Future Fellowship to JGB (FT0992317); JB (FT100100112)) and the Australian Cancer Research Foundation. JB is currently supported by a new Investigator Award from the Wellcome Trust (100993/Z/13/Z). GIM is a Howard Hughes International Scholar. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. The authors have declared that no conflict of interest exists.