Brain cells detect malaria parasite in blood

Brain vascular endothelial cells (blue) internalize particles released by erythrocytes infected with the malaria parasite (pink and red) © Teresa Pais, 2022

team of researchers from the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) revealed that cells of the brain can detect the presence of malaria parasites in the blood, triggering the inflammation underlying cerebral malaria. This discovery brought to light new targets for adjuvant therapies that could restrain brain damage in initial phases of the disease and avoid neurological sequelae

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Updated on 12 september 2022

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