Tag: Malaria

RPPA Reveals Altered Phosphorylation Profile in Plasmodium-infected Hepatocytes

Introduction Plasmodium parasites inflict widespread global disease, which in the case of malaria is caused by the intraerythrocytic form of the parasite.  The parasite infects the host by traveling to the liver where it intracellularly develops and affects hepatocyte cells, initiating a range of responses including autophagy and apoptosis.  Different hosts, and even different hepatocyte … Continued

Malaria vaccine development: a microarray to identify new target proteins

Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by Plasmodium parasites transmitted to people through the bites of infected female Anopheles mosquitoes. In 2017, it was estimated that nearly half of the world population was at risk of contracting the disease, with the highest number of cases and deaths reported in sub-Saharan Africa. In the same year … Continued

Targeted Malarial Serological Diagnostics using ONCYTE Porous Nitrocellulose Film Microarray

Targeted diagnostic serological screening using ONCYTE porous nitrocellulose (PNC) microarrays is currently greatly expanding. Interesting research in the Felgner laboratory at UC Irvine has centered on identifying and monitoring P. falciparum antigens involved in malaria infection using subsets of its viral proteome produced via a recombinant expression system and arraying on PNC. Recently, in collaboration … Continued

Can Vaccine Development Be Accelerated by Protein Array Analysis?

New Finding for Malaria Vaccine Shows Promise. Vaccine development has been a key strategy for fighting parasitic and viral diseases such as polio, hepatitis, measles, smallpox, and tuberculosis. Despite the advances in molecular biology, the rate of vaccine development has surprisingly not accelerated over the past century, and many diseases that affect world health remain … Continued

Antigen Discovery – Pioneer in High Throughput Biomarker Discovery

Antigen Discovery Inc.’s protein microarrays allow for highly multiplexed assays the generate hundreds, thousands and tens of thousands data points for each sample tested. Antigen Discovery Inc., our collaborators and our customers have leveraged this technology to peer into the complex intricacies of the immune response to disease generating over 80 peer-reviewed research articles in … Continued