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Hypervariable antigen genes in malaria have ancient roots

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Ecology and Evolution, May 2013
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Title
Hypervariable antigen genes in malaria have ancient roots
Published in
BMC Ecology and Evolution, May 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2148-13-110
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Martine M Zilversmit, Ella K Chase, Donald S Chen, Philip Awadalla, Karen P Day, Gil McVean

Abstract

The var genes of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum are highly polymorphic loci coding for the erythrocyte membrane proteins 1 (PfEMP1), which are responsible for the cytoaherence of P. falciparum infected red blood cells to the human vasculature. Cytoadhesion, coupled with differential expression of var genes, contributes to virulence and allows the parasite to establish chronic infections by evading detection from the host's immune system. Although studying genetic diversity is a major focus of recent work on the var genes, little is known about the gene family's origin and evolutionary history.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 2 3%
United States 1 2%
Lithuania 1 2%
Kenya 1 2%
Unknown 61 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 14 21%
Student > Master 13 20%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 18%
Student > Bachelor 7 11%
Professor 4 6%
Other 9 14%
Unknown 7 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 30 45%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 9 14%
Medicine and Dentistry 5 8%
Computer Science 4 6%
Immunology and Microbiology 2 3%
Other 8 12%
Unknown 8 12%
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This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 February 2021.
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#14,480,300
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#2,409
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