Methods for assessment of antimalarial activity in the different phases of the Plasmodium life cycle
- Autores: Do Rosário VE, Nogueira F
- Journal: Revista Pan-Amazônica de Saúde
- Link: http://scielo.iec.pa.gov.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S2176-62232010000300015
Malaria is a mosquito-borne disease caused by parasites of the genus Plasmodium. In humans, parasites multiply in the liver and then infect red blood cells. The Plasmodium life cycle consists of a sexual phase in the mosquito vector (sporogony) and an asexual phase in the vertebrate host (schizogony); both life cycle phases can be detected in assays.