Tag Archives: Plasmodium falciparum

Scientists develop a novel method to suppress malaria parasite’s virulence genes, break the code of its immune evasion

Revealed: how malaria evades the immune response by using long noncoding RNA to express one gene while silencing others Up to one million people — mainly pregnant woman and young children — are killed each year  by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite, which causes the most devastating form of human malaria. Now, researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have revealed ...

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Long non-coding RNAs in Plasmodium falciparum

Non-coding RNAs (ncRNAs) are transcribed from genes but are not translated to protein. Though, it is assumed that genetic information is processed by protein, there are evidences that a large part of the genomes of organisms and mammals are transcribed into ncRNAs. The theory that long non-coding rRNAs (lncRNAs) are significant regulators of gene expression and other transcriptional processes is ...

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