Reflections on a Century of Malaria Biochemistry: Volume 67

Reflections on a Century of Malaria Biochemistry: Volume 67

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Malaria is one of the most common infectious diseases and an enormous public health problem. Each year it causes disease in approximately 650 million people and kills between 1 and 3 million, most of them young children in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This book provides an overview of the research that has been done in malaria biochemistry in the quest to find a cure. It discusses how our understanding has helped us to develop better diagnostics and novel chemotherapies. Researchers will find having all of this information in one volume, annotated with personal reflections from a leader in the field, invaluable given the big push being made on various fronts to use the latest drug discovery tools to attack malaria and other developing country diseases.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 816.46g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 0123743397
  • 9780123743398
  • 2,169,532

Table of contents

1. An Introduction to Malaria Parasites
2. The Early Years
3. Show Me The Money
4. In vivo and in vitro models
a. Life in the Erythrocyte
b. Life Outside the Erythrocyte
c. Life in the Mosquito
5. Malaria Pigment
6. Chloroquine and Hemozoin
7. Isoenzymes
8. The Road to the Plasmodium falciparum Genome
9. Carbohydrate metabolism
a. Glycolysis and the TCA Cycle
b. The Pentose Phosphate Pathway
c. Pyridine nucleotides
d. Carbon dioxide fixation
10. Pyrimidines and the Mitochondrion
11. The Road to Atovaquone
12. The Ring Road to the Apicoplast
13. Ribosomes and Ribosomal RNA Synthesis
14. De Novo Synthesis of Pyrimidines and Folates
15. Salvage of Purines
16. Polyamines
17. New Permeability Pathways and Transport
18. Hemoglobinases
19. Membrane Proteins
20. Trafficking
21. Membrane Lipids
22. Adhesion
a. Adhesion Without Knobs
b. Cerebral Malaria
23. Invasion
24. Vitamins and Antioxidants
25. Shocks and Clocks
26. Transcriptomes, Proteomes and Data Mining
27. Mosquito Interactions
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