Seroreactivity to Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 intracellular domain in malaria-exposed children and adults.


Journal Article

Plasmodium falciparum erythrocyte membrane protein 1 (PfEMP1) antigens mediate parasite sequestration and host immune evasion. Reactivity to 21 PfEMP1 fragments on a protein microarray was measured in serum samples from Malian children aged 1-6 years and adults. Seroreactivity to PfEMP1 fragments was higher in adults than in children; intracellular conserved fragments were more widely recognized than were extracellular hypervariable fragments. Over a malaria season, children maintained this differential seroreactivity and recognized additional intracellular PfEMP1 fragments. This approach has the potential to identify conserved, seroreactive extracellular PfEMP1 domains critical for protective immunity to malaria.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Travassos, MA; Niangaly, A; Bailey, JA; Ouattara, A; Coulibaly, D; Laurens, MB; Pablo, J; Jasinskas, A; Nakajima-Sasaki, R; Berry, AA; Takala-Harrison, S; Kouriba, B; Rowe, JA; Lyke, KE; Doumbo, OK; Thera, MA; Felgner, PL; Plowe, CV

Published Date

  • November 1, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 208 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1514 - 1519

PubMed ID

  • 23901079

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23901079

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1537-6613

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1093/infdis/jit339


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States