Functional human #IgA targets a conserved site on #malaria sporozoites

A role for IgA in malariaImmunoglobulin (Ig)A is known to play a protective role against pathogens at mucosal surfaces. However, the protective effects of IgA in the serum are less well understood, particularly in the context of pathogens such as Plasmodium falciparum. To address this question, Tan et al. isolated and characterized serum IgA from …

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FDA Approves Only Drug in U.S. to Treat Severe #Malaria

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved artesunate for injection to treat severe malaria in adult and pediatric patients. Treatment of severe malaria with intravenous (IV) artesunate should always be followed by a complete treatment course of an appropriate oral antimalarial regimen. Prior to this approval, IV artesunate was only available to patients through …

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