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Human saliva as a source of anti-malarial antibodies to examine population exposure to Plasmodium falciparum

Overview of attention for article published in Malaria Journal, April 2011
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Title
Human saliva as a source of anti-malarial antibodies to examine population exposure to Plasmodium falciparum
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Malaria Journal, April 2011
DOI 10.1186/1475-2875-10-104
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Authors

Patricia Tabernero Estévez, Judith Satoguina, Davis C Nwakanma, Sheila West, David J Conway, Chris J Drakeley

Abstract

Antibody responses to malaria antigens reflect exposure to parasites, and seroprevalence correlates with malaria transmission intensity. Antibodies are routinely measured in sera or on dried blood spots but a non-invasive method would provide extra utility in sampling general populations. Saliva is already in use in the detection of plasma-derived IgM and IgG to viral infections. In this study, antibodies to Plasmodium falciparum merozoite antigens were compared between blood and saliva samples from the same individuals in unlinked surveys conducted in Tanzania and The Gambia.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 1 2%
United States 1 2%
Pakistan 1 2%
Belgium 1 2%
Unknown 52 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 20%
Researcher 10 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 10 18%
Other 4 7%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 5%
Other 11 20%
Unknown 7 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 11 20%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 16%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 5%
Engineering 3 5%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 10 18%

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#14,788,263
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#83,688
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#48
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