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The role of immunity in mosquito-induced attenuation of malaria virulence

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, January 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (82nd percentile)

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Title
The role of immunity in mosquito-induced attenuation of malaria virulence
Published in
Malaria Journal, January 2014
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-13-25
Pubmed ID
Authors

Margaret J Mackinnon

Abstract

A recent study found that mosquito-transmitted (MT) lines of rodent malaria parasites elicit a more effective immune response than non-transmitted lines maintained by serial blood passage (non-MT), thereby causing lower parasite densities in the blood and less pathology to the host. The authors attribute these changes to higher diversity in expression of antigen-encoding genes in MT cf. non-MT lines. Alternative explanations that are equally parsimonious with these new data, and results from previous studies, suggest that this conclusion may be premature.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 4%
Unknown 25 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 27%
Researcher 4 15%
Student > Postgraduate 4 15%
Student > Master 3 12%
Professor 1 4%
Other 3 12%
Unknown 4 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 12 46%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Environmental Science 1 4%
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1 4%
Other 2 8%
Unknown 5 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. 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 21 August 2015.
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#841,147
of 6,574,878 outputs
Outputs from Malaria Journal
#288
of 2,301 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#24,497
of 158,132 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Malaria Journal
#13
of 75 outputs
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