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Review Article Volume 5 Issue 7

Nature's Way of Protection: Innate Resistance to Malaria

Ernst Hempelmann*

Center of Cellular and Molecular Biology of Diseases, Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Servicios de Alta Tecnología (INDICASAT AIP), City of Knowledge, Republic of Panama

*Corresponding Author: Ernst Hempelmann, Center of Cellular and Molecular Biology of Diseases, Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Servicios de Alta Tecnología (INDICASAT AIP), City of Knowledge, Republic of Panama.

Received: May 24, 2021; Published: June 09, 2021


The malaria parasite has co-evolved with its human host. This has had a profound effect on the genetic variability in host response to malaria. This review will focus on RBC modifications, such as sickle cell, thalassemia’s, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and ovalocytosis frequent in persons living in endemic malaria settings.

Keywords: Malaria; Hemoglobin; Sickle Cell


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Citation: Ernst Hempelmann. “Nature's Way of Protection: Innate Resistance to Malaria". Acta Scientific Pharmaceutical Sciences 5.7 (2020): 73-81.


Copyright: © 2020 Ernst Hempelmann. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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